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Classification, identification, and assessment of surgical treatment of anorectal anomalies

Report of a work meeting held on May 25–27, 1984, at “wingspread” Convention Center, The Johnson Foundation, Racine, Wisconsin, USA

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In order to keep pace with new work in the field of anorectal anomalies, pediatric surgeons who had contributed recent publications on new aspects were invited to a workshop meeting, the objects of which included reviews of: (1) current classifications of anorectal anomalies; (2) criteria for assessment of results of treatment; and (3) methods of recording clinical features, diagnosis, and surgical procedures. The overall objective was standardization of terms and diagnostic features in order to facilitate intercommunication and comparison between surgeons engaged in the reconstruction of anorectogenital anomalies.

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Stephens, F.D., Smith, E.D. Classification, identification, and assessment of surgical treatment of anorectal anomalies. Pediatr Surg Int 1, 200–205 (1986).

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