Is intraoperative anal endosonography necessary during laparoscopy-assisted anorectoplasty for high/intermediate type imperforate anus?

@article{Watayo2008IsIA,
  title={Is intraoperative anal endosonography necessary during laparoscopy-assisted anorectoplasty for high/intermediate type imperforate anus?},
  author={Hiroko Watayo and Kazuhiro Kaneyama and Chizue Ichijo and Yutaka Hayashi and Geoffrey James Lane and Atsuyuki Yamataka},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={123-6}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the relevance of anal endosonography (AES) during Georgeson laparoscopy-assisted anorectoplasty (GLA) for high/intermediate type imperforate anus (HIIA) using a continence evaluation questionnaire (CEQ) and postoperative AES (post-AES). METHODS Fifteen HIIA patients who underwent GLA were enrolled in this prospective study. Six had intraoperative AES (op-AES) to confirm the accuracy of the positioning of the pull-through (PT) canal and 9 did not… CONTINUE READING