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FEMALE EPISPADIAS: A CASE REPORT

A. Bianchi, R. Angotti, G. Giannotti, F. Ferrara, E. Cerchia, G. Di Maggio, M. Messina
  • A. Bianchi
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine University Of Siena, Italy
  • R. Angotti
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine University Of Siena, Italy
  • G. Giannotti
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine University Of Siena, Italy
  • F. Ferrara
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine University Of Siena, Italy
  • E. Cerchia
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine University Of Siena, Italy
  • G. Di Maggio
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine University Of Siena, Italy
  • M. Messina
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine University Of Siena, Italy | messinam@unisi.it

Abstract

Female epispadias without bladder exstrophy is an extremely rare anomaly occurring in 1:480.000 girls. It presents typical features and can be diagnosed immediately at birth. Early surgical reconstruction of the bladder neck, urethra, and external genitalia within the physiological phase for the development for continence, is relevant towards establishing urinary conti- nence and to reduce the psychological impact on the parents and the child. In this case report we present a 3-years-old girl with isolated female epispadias who underwent total reconstruction at a single procedure with a follow-up of 6 months.

Keywords

female epispadias, one-stage epispadias reconstruction, bladder exstrophy

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