Title

Anorectal malformations

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-1-2011

Journal

Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4419-6643-8_64

Abstract

Anorectal malformations (imperforate anus) are a class of congenital anomalies that are represented by a wide spectrum of defects, some relatively mild and some quite severe. The most feared sequelae associated with the care of these defects is fecal incontinence. Nevertheless, the majority of patients do well and 75% can achieve a good degree of bowel control, provided they receive expert surgical care and adequate postoperative treatment, especially for constipation. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

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