Manometric assessment of continence after surgery for imperforate anus.

@article{Arhan1976ManometricAO,
  title={Manometric assessment of continence after surgery for imperforate anus.},
  author={Pierre Arhan and Claude Faverdin and Ghislain Devroede and Francis Dubois and Lionel Coupris and Denys Pellerin},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1976},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={157-66}
}
Of 49 children with imperforate anus, 23 underwent an abdominoperineal procedure for a high and seven for a low maliformation, 17 had a perineoplasty for a low and two for a high malformation. In each subject, rectal and anal sphincteric resting pressures were studied at least 1 yr after surgery. Of 30 subjects who had undergone an abdominoperineal procedure, eight were continent in contrast to 15 out of 19 patients who had had a perineoplasty (p less than 0.001). In patients who had undergone… CONTINUE READING

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