Bladder exstrophy

Case contributed by Dr Sherry Wang


Abnormal abdominal wall

Modality: X-ray

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
Case created: 15th Nov 2015
Last edited: 1st Jul 2016
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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