What Is a PSARVUP? 

A posterior sagittal anorectal vaginal urethral plasty (PSARVUP) is a procedure done to correct a specific type of anorectal malformation called cloaca. Cloaca is a defect of the anus, vagina and urethra. It is present from birth.

It is vital that your child’s doctor figures out the exact type of cloaca before deciding on surgery. Your child will have a series of tests. These will look at their body structure (colorectal and urogenital), and see if there are any malformations.