Bladder exstrophy

Case contributed by Dr Sherry Wang


Abnormal abdominal wall


Failure of the pubic bones to meet in the midline. Manta ray sign.

Case Discussion

Congenital abnormality where the urinary bladder extrudes thorough a defect in the abdominal wall.
It is along the spectrum of the extrosphy-epispadias complex.
Its presentation is variable, often involving the urinary, reproductive and intestinal tracts, as well as the musculoskeletal system.
Associated with OEIS syndrome- omphalocele, exstrophy, imperforated anus and spinal abnormalities.

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Case information

rID: 41090
Published: 1st Jul 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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