Assessing the previously repaired patient with an anorectal malformation who is not doing well

Victoria A. Lane, Juan Calisto, Ivo deBlaauw, Casey M. Calkins, Inbal Samuk, Jeffrey R. Avansino

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Abstract

In this review, the care of children with a previously repaired anorectal malformation is explored. We know that the surgical care of children with anorectal malformations is complex; however, despite an increased understanding of the congenital anomaly and significant technical advances in the operative repair, many of these children continue to have poor functional outcomes. In this article we focus on the common surgical complications, discuss typical presentations, consider appropriate investigations, and review the risks and benefits of revisional surgery in those patients that are ‘not doing well’ following their primary reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number150995
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Surgery
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Anorectal malformation
  • Cloaca
  • Operative
  • Posterior sagittal anorectoplasty
  • Reconstruction

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