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Long-term follow-up results of the treatment of high and intermediate anorectal malformations using a modified technique of posterior sagittal anorectoplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11558014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term follow-up result of a modified technique in the operation for high and intermediate anorectal malformations. The operation was performed by a posterior sagittal approach with three modifications: The external sphincter complex was not opened on the posterior side, the rectal pouch was not tapered, the dissection was performed outside the rectal pouch. From January 1984 to December 1992, 70 cases were operated on including 55 boys and 15 girls. There was one postoperative death during the first 48 hours due to malignant hyperthermia and one late death due to an unrelated disease. A follow-up result was obtained in 48 of 68 survivors (71 %) with follow-up ranging from 13 months to 10 years 11 months (mean: 72 months). According to the modified Wingspread criteria, 2 patients (4 %) had very good anorectal function, 26 children (54 %) had good anorectal function, 18 children (38 %) had fair anorectal function, and only two children (4 %) had poor anorectal function. All children had urinary continence and all boys had a normal erection. The long-term follow-up result was satisfactory. Two important factors affecting the anorectal function were the type of malformations and the thickness of the external sphincter complex.
N T Liem; B D Hau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift für Kinderchirurgie     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0939-7248     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Pediatr Surg     Publication Date:  2001 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-14     Completed Date:  2001-11-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105263     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  242-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Paediatric Surgery Department, Institute for the Protection of Child Health, Giang vo, Hanoi, Vietnam.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Fecal Incontinence / pathology,  surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Prospective Studies
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Recovery of Function
Rectal Diseases / pathology,  surgery*
Rectum / abnormalities*,  pathology,  surgery*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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