How are cloacal malformations diagnosed?

After a female baby is born, the doctor who examines her will see that she only has one opening instead of three. In many cases, this opening is hooded and elongated. The baby may also have abdominal swelling. The doctor will order tests to get images of what is going on inside the baby’s body.

The tests may include:

  • Ultrasound
  • Retrograde genitogram
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Echocardiogram

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