Anal canal duplication: case reviews and summary of the world literature

@article{Carpentier2009AnalCD,
  title={Anal canal duplication: case reviews and summary of the world literature},
  author={Heather Carpentier and Ilan Maizlin and David Bliss},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={911-916}
}
Anal canal duplication (ACD) is a rare entity that is difficult to recognize. After the presentation of two patients, a review of the literature found 45 reported patients with ACD. This article presents the largest collection of known patients ACD in the literature. Of the 47 patients, 43 were female. The mean age at presentation was 28 months (range 0–24 years). The majority of the duplications were discovered incidentally (n = 21). Several presented with infectious complications such as… CONTINUE READING