Optimal management of the newborn with an anorectal malformation and evaluation of their continence potential

Sebastian K. King, Wilfried Krois, Martin Lacher, Payam Saadai, Yaron Armon, Paola Midrio

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Abstract

Anorectal malformations affect 1 in 3000–5000 children, with varied incidences dependent upon geographical location. Accurate assessment, and subsequent targeted management in the newborn is critical to reducing potential morbidity and mortality. We have focused in this review upon the management of newborns with anorectal malformations, and the evaluation of the potential for long-term fecal continence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number150996
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Surgery
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Anorectal malformations
  • Fecal continence
  • Imperforate anus
  • Newborn
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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