persistent cloaca


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per·sis·tent clo·a·ca

a condition in which the urorectal fold has failed to divide the cloaca into rectal and urogenital portions.

persistent cloaca

[pərsis′tənt]
Etymology: L, persistere, to persist, cloaca, sewer
a congenital anomaly in which the intestinal, urinary, and reproductive ducts open into a common cavity, a result of the failure of the urorectal septum to form during prenatal development. Also called congenital cloaca.

per·sis·tent clo·a·ca

(pĕr-sis'tĕnt klō-ā'kă)
A condition in which the urorectal septum has failed to divide the cloaca of the embryo into rectal and urogenital portions.
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Anorectal anomalies were classified according to Kiely and Pena (6) as perineal fistula, recto-urethral fistula, rectovesical fistula, imperforate anus without fistula, and rectal atresia in males and perineal fistula, vestibular fistula, persistent cloaca, imperforate anus without fistula, and rectal atresia in female neonates.
Persistent cloaca and caudal spinal agenesis in calves: three cases.
Newborn with persistent cloaca presenting with accessory phallic urethra and ambiguous genitalia.

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