Delayed diagnosis of imperforate anus: an unacceptable morbidity

  title={Delayed diagnosis of imperforate anus: an unacceptable morbidity},
  author={Carmen Turowski and Jens Dingemann and John Gillick},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
Diagnosis of imperforate anus is usually made shortly after birth with physical examination. Nonetheless, a significant number of patients have presented beyond the neonatal period without recognition of anorectal malformation. We reviewed our experience of anorectal malformations, with particular emphasis on the timing of diagnosis. This retrospective study reviewed patients with imperforate anus between 1999 and 2009. Documentation included gender, time of diagnosis, complications, and… CONTINUE READING
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