Cloaca is an anorectal malformation (ARM) that affects females and is associated with a high rate of uterovaginal (UV) anomalies. The length of the common channel (CC) can affect the surgical approach, and the potential need for complex reconstruction, which can have implications for future sexual and reproductive function. Hydrocolpos can be seen with cloaca and must be urgently addressed to prevent renal injury and damage to the reproductive tract. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the associations between the presence of hydrocolpos, UV anomalies, and CC length.
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