Objectives: The current study aimed to review the cases of imperforate anus, their demographic distribution, associated anomalies, results of management, and defining cases that require further management. Materials and Methods: A total of cases of different types of imperforate anus were managed over a period of 20 years. Results: The patient group comprised 70 males and 53 females. Only two cases of cloaca 1.
Congenital Recto-Vestibular Fistula and Recto-Vaginal Fistula - Cedars-Sinai
An imperforate anus or anorectal malformations ARMs are birth defects in which the rectum is malformed. ARMs are a spectrum of different congenital anomalies in males and females which vary from fairly minor lesions to complex anomalies. There are several forms of imperforate anus and anorectal malformations. The new classification is in relation of the type of associated fistula. Imperforate anus is usually present along with other birth defects— spinal problems, heart problems, tracheoesophageal fistula , esophageal atresia , renal anomalies and limb anomalies are among the possibilities, collectively being called the VACTERL association.
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To determine the incidence of rectourogenital fistulae and the possible role of fistulae on the mechanism of defecation in patients with high imperforate anus, we retrospectively studied 42 children, 38 males and four females, all with high imperforate anus presenting in the period from to All children underwent radiological evaluation, to determine the level of the rectal pouch hours after birth and to study the bony spine. A preliminary colostomy was performed in all patients after the diagnosis shortly after birth.