Anorectal malformations (imperforate anus) are a class of congenital anomalies that are represented by a wide spectrum of defects, some relatively mild and some quite severe. The most feared sequelae associated with the care of these defects is fecal incontinence. Nevertheless, the majority of patients do well and 75% can achieve a good degree of bowel control, provided they receive expert surgical care and adequate postoperative treatment, especially for constipation.
KeywordsCommon Channel Anorectal Malformation Imperforate Anus Distal Rectum Perineal Fistula
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