Every patient with a urogenital sinus, regardless of if it was purely congenital, or left after a surgery, is unique and requires an individualized care plan that recognizes the unique challenges that come with having a urogenital sinus. If your child has been diagnosed with a urogenital sinus, or is having urinary issues after cloaca surgery and you suspect may have a urogenital sinus, don't hesitate to contact us if you think we may be able to help.
Please keep in mind that not all patients with a urogenital sinus need repair. When the urinary outflow tract connects to the vagina, some people will have urine drip into the vagina during voiding. That urine can drip out later and cause an accident, or can help create an environment where urinary tract infections occur. Other people can have a urogenital sinus and void normally, living a clean and dry life without any higher risk of urinary infection than anyone else. To paraphrase the great Dr. Alberto Peña, urogenital sinus patients present like a 'spectrum', in a wide range of ways, some of whom will benefit from operations, but others who don't need or could be made worse by operations.