Bladder Exstrophy-Epispadias-Cloacal Exstrophy Complex

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Ectopia Vesicae

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Bladder exstrophy-epispadias-cloacal exstrophy complex is a spectrum of anomalies involving the urinary tract, genital tract, musculoskeletal system and sometimes the intestinal tract. In classic bladder exstrophy, most anomalies are related to defects of the abdominal wall, bladder, genitalia, pelvic bones, rectum and anus. Bladder exstrophy is a rare developmental abnormality that is present at birth (congenital) in which the bladder and related structures are turned inside out. The rear portion of the bladder wall (posterior vesical wall) turns outward (exstrophy) through an opening in the abdominal wall and urine is excreted through this opening. The extent of the exstrophy depends on how large the opening is. The mildest form is when there is a defect or opening in the tube that carries urine out of the body from the bladder (urethra) and is termed epispadias. The most severe form is when there is a defect in the urethra, bladder and bowel (cloacal exstrophy). Classic bladder exstrophy is when there is a defect in the urethra and bladder and is intermediate in severity. The underlying cause of this complex is not known. The physical characteristics are the result of a developmental abnormality during embryonic growth in which the cloacal membrane is not replaced by tissue that will form the abdominal muscles.

Resources

National Association for Continence
PO Box 1019
Charleston, SC 29402
United States
Tel: (843)377-0900
Fax: (342)377-0905
Tel: (800)252-3337
Email: memberservices@nafc.org
Internet: http://www.nafc.org

American Urological Association Foundation
1000 Corporate Blvd.
Linthicum, MD 21090
USA
Tel: (410)689-3700
Fax: (410)689-3800
Tel: (866)746-4282
Email: auafoundation@auafoundation.org
Internet: http://www.auafoundation.org

Association For Bladder Exstrophy Community
3075 First St.
La Salle, MI 48145
USA
Tel: (734)243-9912
Fax: (734)243-9912
Tel: (866)300-2222
Email: admin@bladderexstrophy.com
Internet: http://www.bladderexstrophy.com

NIH/National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
3 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3580
Tel: (800)891-5390
Email: nkudic@info.niddk.nih.gov
Internet: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/

Pull-Thru Network
2312 Savoy Street
Hoover, AL 35226
USA
Tel: (205)978-2930
Email: PTNmail@charter.net
Internet: http://www.PullthruNetwork.org

Ureterosigmoidostomy Association
690 Pleasant Hill Rd
P.O. Box 392
Brunswick, ME 04011
USA
Tel: (207)725-2753
Fax: (320)213-0729
Email: kascar@yahoo.com
Internet: http://www.theusa.org

Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.
800 Celebration Ave, Suite 225
Orlando, FL 34747
USA
Tel: (407)566-8304
Fax: (407)895-0824
Email: staff@birthdefects.org
Internet: http://www.birthdefects.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766
Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

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