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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413310/females-with-externally-visible-but-stenosed-fecal-orifice-low-or-high-anorectal-malformation
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Pavai Arunachalam, Sudipta Sen, Cenita J Sam, B Meenalosani
We report four female children with externally visible but stenosed fecal orifice which proved to be a high anorectal malformation (Type IV pouch colon). They were managed by an abdominoperineal approach with excellent results. We emphasize the correct recognition of this pathology.
April 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413309/type-v-congenital-pouch-colon-an-extremely-rare-variant-of-anorectal-malformations
#2
J D Rawat, Sudhir Singh, Nitin Pant, Digamber Chaubey
Type V is the rarest form of congenital pouch colon with only four cases reported till date. We report this anomaly in a 6-month-old boy. He was managed successfully with excision of distal pouch and coloplasty of proximal pouch along with abdominoperineal posterior sagittal anorectoplasty. We recommend preservation of proximal pouch in such cases.
April 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413307/laparoscopic-assisted-anorectoplasty-a-single-center-experience
#3
Rajamani Gurusamy, S Vijay Raj, Raghul Maniam, S R Regunandan
AIM: To assess the modifications in the technique of laparoscopic-assisted anorectal pull-through (LAARP) practiced at our institute and to analyze the postoperative outcome and associated complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was done to analyze the results for LAARP procedure done for high anorectal malformations (ARMs) from January 2001 to May 2016. A total of 68 patients had undergone LAARP, with 62 male and 6 female children. Staged procedure was done in 55 patients and one child with rectovestibular fistula of 5 months of age had a single-stage procedure...
April 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413305/solitary-functioning-kidney-in-high-anorectal-malformation
#4
Kanishka Das, Srinivas Raju Rajkiran
AIM: A solitary functioning renal unit in high anorectal malformation may harbor anomalies in the upper/lower urinary tract that further compromise renal function and accelerate hyperfiltration injury. We aimed to analyze the clinical course, management, and outcome of children with a solitary renal unit and high anorectal malformation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort of solitary renal units in anorectal malformation managed between 2000 and 2015 with a defined protocol at a pediatric nephro-urology clinic are included in the study...
April 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413304/simultaneous-single-staged-repair-of-anorectal-malformation-with-tracheoesophageal-fistula-lessons-learned
#5
Ajay Narayan Gangopadhyay, Vaibhav Pandey
INTRODUCTION: Anorectal malformation (ARM) associated esophageal atresia (EA) with tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) spawns special therapeutic propositions. The outcome of these patients banks on numerous factors. We performed this study with an aim to compare the outcome of single-staged simultaneous primary repair of both anomalies versus staged repair of these disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of cases with ARM and associated EA with TEF managed over a period of 5 years from July 2010 to June 2015 after ethical approval was undertaken...
April 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413303/role-of-interferential-therapy-in-children-with-fecal-incontinence-postanorectal-malformation-surgeries
#6
Prince Raj, Yogesh Kumar Sarin, Prachi Raj
BACKGROUND: Anorectal malformation (ARM) is one of the most common pediatric surgical problems dealt in day-to-day practice. Although the outcome of surgery has improved a great deal over the last three decades fecal incontinence (FI) is still a common long-term morbidity that affects the quality of life of these patients. Bowel wash (BW) program with pelvic floor exercise are standard care of management for these patients. This study was undertaken to assess the role of interferential therapy (IFT) along with BW compared to BW alone in the management of FI...
April 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413302/primary-definitive-procedure-versus-conventional-three-staged-procedure-for-the-management-of-low-type-anorectal-malformation-in-females-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alisha Gupta, Sandeep Agarwala, Vishnubhatla Sreenivas, Madhur Srinivas, Veereshwar Bhatnagar
INTRODUCTION: Females with Krickenbeck low-type anorectal malformations - vestibular fistula (VF) and perineal fistula (PF) - are managed either by a primary definitive or conventional three-staged approach. Ultimate outcome in these children may be affected by wound dehiscence leading to healing by fibrosis. Most of the literature favors one approach over other based on retrospective analysis of their outcomes. Whether a statistically significant difference in wound dehiscence rates between these approaches exists needed to be seen...
April 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413301/anorectal-malformations-in-males-pros-and-cons-of-neonatal-versus-staged-reconstruction-for-high-and-intermediate-varieties
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Prema Menon, Katragadda Lakshmi Narasimha Rao, Amit Kumar Sinha, K Lokesha, Ram Samujh, Jai Kumar Mahajan, Ravi Prakash Kanojia, Monika Bawa
BACKGROUND: High and intermediate types of anorectal malformations (ARMs) in male neonates may be managed either by primary neonatal reconstruction without colostomy cover or by traditional policy of staged reconstruction after neonatal colostomy. Posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) is the current widely practiced reconstructive technique with varied results. AIM: To assess our functional results of PSARP without colostomy in male neonates with high and intermediate ARMs compared to 3-stage (neonatal colostomy - PSARP - colostomy closure) methodology in a high volume tertiary care institution of a developing country...
April 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413300/anorectal-agenesis-with-rectovaginal-fistula-a-rare-regional-variant
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Subhasis Roy Choudhury, Niyaz Ahmed Khan, Pinaki Ranjan Debnath, Partap Singh Yadav, Shalu Shah, Rajiv Chadha
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The anatomical types of female anorectal malformation (ARM) are complex and include several rare and regional variants. The aim of this report is to highlight the diagnosis and management of cases of anorectal agenesis with rectovaginal fistula (RVF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of cases of RVF who underwent definitive surgery between November 2000 and September 2016 in a single institution. RESULTS: Of the 244 female patients with anorectal anomalies treated in our institution over a 16-year period, there were 15 cases of RVF with anorectal agenesis giving it an incidence of 6%...
April 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413299/congenital-pouch-colon
#10
REVIEW
Rajiv Chadha, Niyaz Ahmed Khan
Congenital pouch colon (CPC) is an unusual abnormality in which a pouch-like dilatation of a shortened colon is associated with an anorectal malformation. It is categorized into four subtypes (Types I-IV) based on the length of normal colon proximal to the colonic pouch. In males, the pouch usually terminates in a colovesical fistula just proximal to the bladder neck. In girls, the terminal fistula opens either into the urethra or in the vestibule, close to the urethral opening. Girls usually have a double vagina with a wide inter-vaginal bridge, a monocornuate uterus on each side, and urinary incontinence due to a widely open bladder neck...
April 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413298/anorectal-malformation-issues-beyond-definitive-surgery
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EDITORIAL
Prema Menon
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April 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399120/sotos-syndrome-associated-with-hirschsprung-s-disease-a-new-case-and-exome-sequencing-analysis
#12
Cherry Ann Sio, Kyuwhan Jung, Jeong-Hyun Kim, Hyun Sub Cheong, Eun Shin, Hyejin Jang, Miok Yoon, Huijeong Jang, Hyoung Doo Shin
BACKGROUND: Sotos syndrome (SoS) is an overgrowth disorder with various congenital anomalies and is usually accompanied by other clinical problems. However, anorectal malformations have not been documented as part of the SoS entity. Our objective is to report on a case of SoS associated with Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR) and subsequent genetic analysis. METHODS: A 2 year old male with SoS experienced constipation since infancy and ultimately showed an aganglionic segment in the histopathologic examination and was followed by exome sequencing analysis...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381335/the-high-pressure-distal-colostogram-in-anorectal-malformations-technique-and-pitfalls
#13
Wael M A Abdalla, Luis De La Torre
The importance of technically adequate high pressure distal colostogram in planning management for patients with anorectal malformations and how technically inadequate examination could delay management and affect the outcome cannot be over emphasized as shown in this article.
March 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320521/differential-mirna-expression-analysis-during-late-stage-terminal-hindgut-development-in-fetal-rats
#14
Shuguang Jin, Junxiang Wang, Hong Chen, Bo Xiang
BACKGROUND: Terminal hindgut deformity is the leading digestive tract malformation, however, the etiology and pathogenesis remained unknown. To date, gene expression abnormalities were considered the primary cause of these diseases. miRNAs have been found to play an important role in regulating the expression of genes. METHODS: A total of 24 pregnant rats were randomly divided into two groups. The experimental group (n=12) received 1% ethylenethiourea (125mg/kg) by gavage on gestational day 11, while the control group (n=12) received the same volume of distilled water...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302363/new-surgical-technique-for-creation-of-a-continent-appendicostomy-invaginated-appendicostomy
#15
Maria Zornoza, Alejandro Ruiz-Montañez, Guillermo Victoria-Morales, Luis De la Torre-Mondragón
INTRODUCTION: The main complications of appendicostomy are stenosis and stomal fecal leakage. Although many authors report that the appendix is naturally continent, it is recommended to perform a plication of the cecum with the appendix to prevent stomal fecal leakage. We present here the creation of a different continent mechanism. Our technique is advantageous when the anatomy, vascularity, or the length of the appendix does not allow for a standard plication procedure. DESCRIPTION OF OPERATIVE TECHNIQUE: During 2014-2016 we performed four appendicostomies in patients with anorectal malformations with fecal incontinence that requested an "Antegrade Continent Enema" procedure after a successful bowel management program in the Colorectal Center for Children of Mexico...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289973/a-novel-laparoscopic-technique-for-anorectal-malformation-with-low-recto-bulbar-fistulae
#16
Mei Diao, Long Li, Kao-Ping Guan, Zhen Zhang, Wei Cheng
BACKGROUND: The repair of anorectal malformation (ARM) with low recto-bulbar fistula (bowel-to-skin distance: 1-1.5 cm) is contraindicated for laparoscopy due to the difficulty in exposing the fistulae. Posterior or anterior sagittal anorectoplasty is thus conventionally carried out for low recto-bulbar fistula repair. However, these procedures carry the potential risk of wound infection/dehiscence and incontinence. We have developed a single-incision laparoscopic-assisted perineal anorectoplasty (SILPARP) technique...
March 13, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280513/spectrum-of-congenital-anomalies-among-surgical-patients-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-over-4-years
#17
Arushi Agarwal, K N Rattan, Ankur Dhiman, Ananta Rattan
Introduction. Congenital anomalies are important causes of childhood death, chronic illness, and disability in many countries. Congenital malformations are rapidly emerging as one of the major worldwide problems. Aim. To study the percentage of various congenital anomalies among the patients admitted in Department of Pediatric Surgery at a tertiary care centre over a period of four years from 2011 to 2015 in our centre. Results. Neural tube defects were found to be the most common anomalies in 24.3% of the children admitted...
2017: International Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260053/spatiotemporal-expression-of-wnt3a-during-striated-muscle-complex-development-in-rat-embryos-with-ethylenethiourea-induced-anorectal-malformations
#18
Yuanyuan Geng, Jie Mi, Hong Gao, Huimin Jia, Weilin Wang
Numerous patients with anorectal malformations (ARMs) continue to experience fecal incontinence and constipation following surgical procedures. One of the most important factors that influences defecation is the striated muscle complex (SMC). Wnt signaling regulates the expression of myogenic regulatory factors, which serve an important role in muscle development. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the expression pattern of Wnt3a protein (by immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis) and mRNA [by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR)] in the SMC of ARM model rats that were exposed to ethylenethiourea...
April 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259380/loop-versus-divided-colostomy-for-the-management-of-anorectal-malformations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Fouad Youssef, Ghaidaa Arbash, Pramod S Puligandla, Robert J Baird
BACKGROUND: The ideal colostomy type for patients with anorectal malformations (ARM) is undetermined. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of short-term complications comparing loop and divided colostomies. METHODS: After review registration (PROSPERO: CRD42016036481), multiple databases were searched for comparative studies without language or date restrictions. Gray literature was sought. Complications investigated included stomal prolapse/hernia/retraction, wound infections, and urinary tract infections (UTIs)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257310/prenatal-diagnosis-of-vesicorectal-fistula
#20
Patricia Correia, Marta Moreira, Maria Rodrigues, Gonçalo Inocêncio
Anorectal malformations are a rare condition difficult to diagnose in the prenatal period. It can be suspected if distal bowel appears dilated in the first-trimester ultrasound or if intraluminal echogenic foci are detected during the second-trimester scan. We report a case with these ultrasound signs (dilated sigmoid at the first trimester and intraluminal echogenic calcifications at the second trimester), in which a vesicorectal fistula image was obtained. This is the first published prenatal image of a vesicorectal fistula...
March 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
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