Posterior Sagittal Anorectoplasty: Female

  • Rebecca M. RenteaEmail author
  • Richard J. Wood
  • Marc A. Levitt


This chapter describes the endoscopic/surgical procedure for posterior sagittal anorectoplasty – female as performed by the following approaches: perineal and/or laparoscopy. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: identification of the fistula, marking the limits of the sphincter complex, dissection of the fistula/rectum from vagina, and performing the anoplasty.


Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Anorectal malformation Female Rectovestibular Rectovaginal 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebecca M. Rentea
    • 1
    Email author
  • Richard J. Wood
    • 2
  • Marc A. Levitt
    • 2
  1. 1.Children’s Mercy, University of Missouri -Kansas City, Department of Pediatric SurgeryKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Center for Colorectal and Pelvic ReconstructionColumbusUSA

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