Bladder Exstrophy Program

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Contact the Bladder Exstrophy Program

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The Bladder Exstrophy Program at Boston Children's Hospital specializes in the care of children with bladder exstrophy, a rare, complex birth defect — also known as exstrophy of the bladder or classic bladder exstrophy — involving the urinary, reproductive and intestinal tracts, as well as the musculoskeletal system.

The Bladder Exstrophy Program is dedicated to providing exceptional pediatric care and support to our young patients and their families.

Boston Children's approach to bladder exstrophy

If your child has bladder exstrophy, or if there is a suspected diagnosis, our clinicians provide the latest innovative treatments. We also provide psychosocial and emotional support for you and your child as you cope with the challenges of this condition to ensure you are informed at every stage. After the first surgical repair, we closely monitor your child's development, growth and overall health, with particular attention to bladder and kidney function.

Initial surgical reconstruction of bladder exstrophy is, perhaps, the most critical step in your child’s care. There are varied approaches for both technique and timing for this initial surgery. At Boston Children’s, our preference is to repair your child’s exstrophy in a single operation that combines closure of both the bladder and urethra at the initial surgery. Learn more about our innovative treatments and research.

If your baby is diagnosed with bladder exstrophy, our nurse and coordinator are available to answer questions and work through options with you.

Bladder Exstrophy Handbook

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