Colostomy in anorectal malformations: a procedure with serious but preventable complications.

@article{Pena2006ColostomyIA,
  title={Colostomy in anorectal malformations: a procedure with serious but preventable complications.},
  author={A. Pena and Melissa Migotto-Krieger and M Andrew Levitt},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={748-56; discussion 748-56}
}
PURPOSE Colostomy for patients with anorectal malformations decompresses an obstructed colon, avoids fecal contamination of the urinary tract, and protects a future perineal operation. The procedure is associated with several significant complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS The medical records of 1700 cases of anorectal malformations were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 230 patients underwent reconstruction without a colostomy. Of the remaining 1470 patients, 1420 had their colostomy… CONTINUE READING
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