Surgical treatment of anorectal malformations

  title={Surgical treatment of anorectal malformations},
  author={Naomi Iwai and Shigehisa Fumino},
  journal={Surgery Today},
The goal of surgery for anorectal malformations (ARM) is to achieve good bowel, urinary, and sexual functions, as well as the ability for children to become healthy adults. Various surgical procedures and surgical management protocols have been explored or devised by pediatric surgeons. These are described in this review. Making a correct type classification by invertography, fistelography and urethrography in the neonatal period allows pediatric surgeons to select an appropriate surgical… CONTINUE READING
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