Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 12, Issue 8, pp 611–612 | Cite as

Management of perineal canal anomaly

  • I. Mirza
  • M. Zia-ul-Miraj
Case Report


A 6-year-old girl presented due to passage of stool through her vulva since birth. Examination revealed a fistulous tract between vestibule of the vagina and an otherwise normally formed anal canal. The tract was successfully excised through an anterior sagittal approach with a defunctioning sigmoid colostomy, which was closed 12 weeks later. The embryology, morbid anatomy, and treatment of this rare congenital anomaly are discussed along with a review of the literature.

Key words

Perineal canal Double termination of the alimentary tract Anovestibular fistula Anterior sagittal approach 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Mirza
    • 1
  • M. Zia-ul-Miraj
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Surgery, The Institute of Child Healthand The Children's HospitalLahorePakistan
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric Urology, The Institute of Child Health andThe Children's HospitalLahorePakistan

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