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3D Cloacagram

A 3D cloacagram is used for children born with cloaca to help plan for surgery and predict the prognosis of that child.

Children born with cloaca have a common channel where the vagina, urethra, and rectum all exit one way rather than three separate ways.

This type of test uses radiology and 3-D imaging to help clarify the overlapping structures and allow for accurate measurement of the common channel, thus helping to predict the complexity of the surgical case as well as the long-term prognosis regarding bowel, bladder, and sexual function.

For this reason, conventional fluoroscopic studies, such 2-D and MRI, do not provide enough information due to overlap of structures and inability to make accurate measurements. 

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