Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 36, Issue 9, pp 991–996 | Cite as

Pre- and postnatal imaging of a girl with a cloacal variant

  • Thierry A. G. M. HuismanEmail author
  • Marianne van der Hoef
  • Ulrich V. Willi
  • Rita Gobet
  • Robert L. Lebowitz
Case Report


We describe the prenatal MR findings in a 29-week fetus with a cloacal variant (urogenital sinus and anterior placed anus) in combination with an enlarged clitoris and urethral duplication and correlate them with postnatal imaging. Fetal MR imaging permits the diagnosis and characterization of cloacal and urogenital sinus malformations in utero. This information may guide pre-, peri- and postnatal management.


Cloacal variant Urogenital sinus Urethral duplication Clitoromegaly Fetus MRI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thierry A. G. M. Huisman
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marianne van der Hoef
    • 1
  • Ulrich V. Willi
    • 1
  • Rita Gobet
    • 2
  • Robert L. Lebowitz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic ImagingUniversity Children’s Hospital ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of UrologyUniversity Children’s Hospital ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyChildren’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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