Title

Postoperative pelvic MRI of anorectal malformations

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-1-2008

Journal

American Journal of Roentgenology

Volume

191

Issue

5

DOI

10.2214/AJR.07.3773

Keywords

Anorectal malformations; Pelvic MRI; Postoperative complications

Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Patients operated on for anorectal malformations can experience technical complications related to the initial corrective surgery. Many of these complications may necessitate reoperation. Pelvic MRI is part of the evaluation to assess the position of the pulledthrough bowel, the sphincter muscles, and the critical area of the posterior urethra. This article reviews the various pelvic MRI findings in these patients. CONCLUSION. Pelvic MRI is a valuable tool in the assessment of postoperative anorectal malformations that may necessitate additional surgery. © American Roentgen Ray Society.

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