What Is a Rectal EUA with Cystoscopy, Vaginoscopy and 3D Cloacagram? 

  • A rectal exam under anesthesia (EUA) is performed by your child’s surgeon in the operating room. This is done while your child is asleep. This allows a more complete exam of the rectum.
  • A cystoscopy allows the surgeon to look into the urethra and bladder with a small camera. This helps them see if there are any concerns that need treatment.
  • A vaginoscopy (done only in girls) allows the surgeon to look into the vagina with a small camera. This helps them see if there are any concerns that need treatment.
  • A 3D cloacagram is done only in girls with the condition called cloaca. It allows the surgeon and radiologist to take detailed pictures of your child’s vagina, bladder and intestine.

The pediatric colorectal surgeon, urologist and gynecologist (for girl patients) will review the results as a team. They will decide on the best plan of care for your child. This plan will be reviewed with you at your child’s next office visit.