Rica and colleagues (6) stated that asymmetry in the closure of the urorectal
septum results in an urethraperineal fistula.
In addition, during embryologic development, the posterior walls of the bladder and rectum have the same origin and are separated by a urorectal
septum during the seventh week of gestation.
Septation of this by the urorectal
septum and Rathke's folds gives rise to the urogenital sinus (UGS), the cranial part of which gives rise the bladder.
Normally, as a baby grows inside the womb, the bladder and the urinary system separate from the bowel and the gastrointestinal system to form two separate systems by formation a urorectal
Our patient presented with what has been described as partial urorectal
septum malformation sequence (URSM), a condition caused by abnormalities of septation of the primitive cloaca.
fistulae following the treatment of prostate cancer.