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What is cloacal exstrophy?

Cloacal exstrophy is a group of numerous severe abnormalities, including omphalocele and defects relating to the rectum, bladder and genitalia. This defect, which occurs in one of 250,000 births, can be fatal.

Babies who are born with cloacal exstrophy require many surgeries over a period of several years to repair defects, rebuild organs and restore normal function.

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