Total anorectal reconstruction following congenital anorectal anomaly: Report of a case

E. T. Jacob, Z. Shapira, N. Bar-Natan, M. Berant

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Abstract

Following several unsuccessful postnatal attempts at anoplasty to correct anal atresia with a rectovaginal fistula, the patient, 20 years later, underwent an anorectal sphincteric construction using a gracilismuscle transplant. The five-stage procedure, which extended over a period of two years, resulted in highly satisfactory continence and full social rehabilitation of the patient. The continence achieved in this case seems to be in contradiction to some of the accepted concepts of the mechanisms of continence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-177
Number of pages6
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1976
Externally publishedYes

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