“Bladder exstrophy (EK-stroh-fee) is a rare birth defect in which the bladder develops outside the fetus. The exposed bladder can’t store urine or function normally, resulting in urine leakage (incontinence).
Problems caused by bladder exstrophy vary in severity. They can include defects in the bladder, genitals and pelvic bones, as well as defects in the intestines and reproductive organs.
Bladder exstrophy may be spotted on a routine ultrasound during pregnancy. Sometimes, though, the defect isn’t visible until the baby is born. Babies born with bladder exstrophy will need surgery to correct the defects.” Read More
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