Title

Anorectal Malformations

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-1-2018

Journal

Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Volume

31

Issue

2

DOI

10.1055/s-0037-1609020

Keywords

anorectal malformation; cloaca; imperforate anus; pediatric fecal incontinence

Abstract

© Copyright 2018 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. Anorectal malformation are common congenital problems occurring in 1 in 5,000 births and have a spectrum of anatomical presentations, requiring individualized treatments for the newborn, sophisticated approaches to the definitive reconstruction, and management of long-term treatments and outcomes. Associated anomalies related to the cardiac, renal, gynecologic, orthopedic, spinal, and sacral systems impact care and prognosis. Long-term results are good provided there is an accurate anatomical reconstruction and a focus on maximizing of functional results.

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