Bladder exstrophy can often be found before birth during a routine sonogram. In any case, this condition will be clear at birth. The bladder will clearly be seen outside of the baby’s belly.
If this condition has been noticed before birth, plans are often made for immediate treatment at birth. A pediatrician and surgeon can check the baby right away.
If the condition isn’t found until the time of birth, the baby will be moved to the specialist unit. The doctor will note the bladder size and quality, the shape of the pelvis, and the state of the outer sex organs. A surgeon will be contacted for treatment.