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Imperforate anus

Bethany J Slater, Saundra Kay, Steven S Rothenberg
OBJECTIVE: Laparoscopic anorectoplasty (LARRP) for the treatment of select anorectal malformations has gained popularity due to enhanced visualization of the fistula and the ability to place the rectum within the sphincter complex while minimizing division of muscles and the perineal incision. However, given the technical challenges and reported complications of ligation, a number of techniques have been described, including using clips, suture ligation, endoloops, or division without closure...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Nada Neel, Mohmoud Salem Tarabay
OEIS complex is a rare combination of serious birth defects including omphalocele, exstrophy of cloaca, imperforate anus, and spinal defects. The aim of managements has shifted from merely providing survival to improve patient outcomes and quality of life with higher level of physical and social independence. Multiple complicated reconstructive surgeries always needed for achieving the goals of treatment. In this case report, we aimed to present our surgical approach for this rare abnormality to achieve functionally and socially acceptable outcome...
January 2018: Urology Annals
Kavita Aneja
The objective of this article is to present a new approach to diagnose and differentiate similar ventral masses by color Doppler. Two cases of ventral masses, a rare case of OEIS complex (Omphalocele-exstrophy-imperforate anus-spinal defects) with unusual presentation of exstrophy bladder and another of simple omphalocele, were studied by color Doppler for diagnosis and differentiation between the nature of similar masses. Ventral mass with absent bladder, normal kidneys, and normal amniotic fluid index raised the suspicion of exstrophy bladder...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
Giulia Brisighelli, Francesco Macchini, Dario Consonni, Antonio Di Cesare, Anna Morandi, Ernesto Leva
PURPOSE: To evaluate bowel function in patients with anorectal malformations (ARM) comparing existing scoring systems. METHODS: Parents of ARM patients treated at our institution were asked to fill in Holschneider, Kricknebeck, and Rintala questionnaires. Scores obtained from the questionnaires were expressed per cent and analyzed depending on the age and type of ARM according to Krickenbeck classification. Patients younger than 3 years of age or with developmental delay were excluded...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
David J Hiller, Jaime L Bohl, Kristen A Zeller
Rectal prolapse is the protrusion of the rectum out of the anus. Surgical correction can be accomplished via open and minimally invasive abdominal approaches, as well as from the perineum. Robotic rectopexy is an option for minimally invasive treatment of rectal prolapse. There are no studies that have established the efficacy of robotic rectopexy for rectal prolapse in the pediatric population. The aim of this study was to review the experience of robotic rectopexy at a single institution. This is a retrospective review of our pediatric robotic rectopexy experience from 2012 to 2015...
December 1, 2017: American Surgeon
Adeline Jacquinet, Lindsay Brown, Jessica Sawkins, Pengfei Liu, Denise Pugash, Margot I Van Allen, Millan S Patel
Fanconi anemia is a rare chromosome instability disorder with a highly variable phenotype. In the antenatal and neonatal periods, the diagnosis is usually suggested by the presence of typical congenital abnormalities such as intrauterine growth retardation, microcephaly and radial ray defects. We report a newborn female with a prenatal diagnosis of Fanconi anemia, complementation group O (FANCO). Antenatal ultrasounds identified symmetrical intrauterine growth retardation, complex heart defect as well as brain anomalies, overlapping fingers and cleft lip and palate...
December 23, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
Hanisha Patel, Christopher Watterson, Jeanne S Chow
A 3-month-old premature male infant with imperforate anus and hypospadias underwent contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography (ceVUS) followed by voiding cystourethrography (VCUG). Images from the ceVUS demonstrated a distinct linearity arising dorsally from the posterior urethra that partially opacified with contrast. VCUG confirmed a urethral duplication. To our knowledge, this exceedingly rare anomaly has yet to be reported by ceVUS.
December 1, 2017: Clinical Imaging
Sarah B Cairo, David H Rothstein, Carroll M Harmon
Imperforate anus, a variant of anorectal malformation (ARM), is a common congenital anomaly requiring surgical attention in the newborn period. It may present with a variety of anatomic configurations, largely dependent on the presence and location of a fistula. The location (or characteristics) of a fistula, which usually lies between the gastrointestinal tract and the genitourinary tract or perineum, is often used in determining the type and timing of operative management. This article discusses the work-up and management, modes of treatment and their postoperative outcomes, and continued controversy regarding the use of minimally invasive surgical approaches to ARM...
December 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
Sun Kyung Hoon, Seung-Woo Kang, Sang-Hyun Kwak, Joungmin Kim
Edwards' syndrome also known as trisomy 18 is a congenital disorder associated with cardiovascular issues including ventricular septal defect (VSD), atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent duct arteriosus (PDA). An emergency colostomy was performed on a neonate born with an imperforate anus. Pre-operative transthoracic echocardiography showed presence of VSD, a patent foramen ovale (PFO) or ASD. Even though the baby had a good general condition and optimal peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2), during positive pressure ventilation, she suffered severe hypoxia (50% SpO2)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
Takahiro Hosokawa, Mayumi Hosokawa, Yutaka Tanami, Hiroaki Takahashi, Shinya Hattori, Yumiko Sato, Yujiro Tanaka, Hiroshi Kawashima, Eiji Oguma, Yoshitake Yamada
This study was to evaluate the correlation between birth weight and the distance between distal rectal pouch and perineum (P-P distance) and to determine a cutoff value for P-P distance to diagnose low-type imperforate anus in neonates with low-birth weight (LBW).We included 15 neonates with LBW (mean weight, 2012 ± 470 g; range, 906-2452 g) and imperforate anus (surgically confirmed: 11 low type and 3/1 intermediate/high type), who underwent ultrasonography on the day after birth. Type of imperforate anus was defined based on the International Classification of Anorectal Anomalies...
November 6, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
Scott C Dolejs, Justin Sheplock, Robert J Vandewalle, Mathew P Landman, Frederick J Rescorla
PURPOSE: Rectal prolapse is a commonly occurring and usually self-limited process in children. Surgical management is indicated for failures of conservative management. However, the optimal approach is unknown. The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of sclerotherapy for the management of rectal prolapse. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of children <18years with rectal prolapse who underwent sclerotherapy, predominantly with peanut oil (91%), between 1998 and 2015...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Chih-Ping Chen, Chris Tsai, Ming-Huei Lin, Schu-Rern Chern, Shin-Wen Chen, Shih-Ting Lai, Wen-Lin Chen, Chen-Wen Pan, Wayseen Wang
OBJECTIVE: We present the application of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in late gestation in a pregnancy associated with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and trisomy 22 confined placental mosaicism (CPM). CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old pregnant woman underwent chorionic villus sampling (CVS) at 12 weeks of gestation. The pregnancy was conceived by in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection. CVS revealed a karyotype of 47,XY,+22 in all of 15 cultured chorionic villi cells...
October 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Patricia Souza Valle Cardoso Pastura, Marcelo Gerardin Poirot Land
OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic approach of children with multiple malformations poses many dilemmas, making it difficult to build a line between the treatment of uncertain benefit and therapeutic obstinacy. The aim of this paper was to highlight possible sources of uncertainty in the decision-making process, for this group of children. CASE DESCRIPTION: An 11-month-old boy, born with multiple birth defects and abandoned by his parents, has never been discharged home. He has complex congenital heart disease, main left bronchus stenosis and imperforate anus...
January 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
Hiroyuki Koga, Manabu Okawada, Go Miyano, Takashi Doi, Geoffrey J Lane, Atsuyuki Yamataka
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: We evaluated routine intraoperative residual rectourethral fistula measurement (IRRFM) in 20 consecutive male imperforate anus with recto-bulbar (RB; n=12) or recto-prostatic (RP; n=8) fistula during laparoscopically assisted anorectal pull-through (LAARP) for preventing incomplete fistula excision (IFE) on mid-term follow-up. METHODS: Twenty consecutive LAARP performed at a mean age of 10months (range: 3-30) followed-up for a mean of 4.8years (range: 1...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Cengiz Tavusbay, Hüdai Genç, İrfan Karaca, Kemal Atahan, Mehmet Hacıyanlı, Erdal Türk
Anorectal malformations are rare occurrences characterized by the absence or abnormal localization of the anus. Clinical manifestations can vary from mild forms that require only minor surgery to more complicated cases that must be managed with multi-staged surgery. In this report, our aim is to present the clinical characteristics, management, and treatment outcome of an adult patient with an anorectal malformation with a vestibular fistula that was successfully repaired by posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) and to discuss the case in the light of the relevant literature...
2017: Turkish Journal of Surgery
Alejandra Vilanova-Sánchez, Christina B Ching, Alessandra C Gasior, Karen Diefenbach, Richard J Wood, Marc Levitt
Cloacal exstrophy is the most severe type of anorectal malformations that belongs to the bladder-exstrophy-epispadias complex of genitourinary malformations. Interestingly, its variant, the covered cloacal exstrophy, is often missed. The clinical findings of this variant may include an imperforate anus, low lying umbilicus, thick pubic bone, and pubic diastasis but with an intact abdominal wall. We present an interesting case of covered cloacal exstrophy with a side-by-side duplicated bladder and discuss important considerations for the time of colostomy creation in the newborn period...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Sunil Kumar Juneja, Pooja Tandon, Bakul Kochhar, Harman Deep Singh, Bhanupriya Sharma
Cesarean section, also commonly known as C-section, is a surgical procedure in which incision is made through a mother's abdomen and uterus to deliver one or more babies. According to urgency, they are classified either as elective or emergency. According to technique, they have been classified as classical, lower uterine segment and cesarean hysterectomy. Intentional transvesical cesarean though not a routinely practiced technique is used for delivery in women born with imperforate anus, ectopic intravaginal urethra, vaginal and urethral strictures, and bladder adherent completely over the uterus...
July 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
K Mamatha, B R Yelikar, Varsha R Deshpande, B S Disha
Omphalocele, Exstrophy of cloaca, Imperforate anus and Spinal defects (OEIS) is a severe manifestation of exstrophy-epispadias sequence with a combination of defects including OEIS. It results from improper closure of anterior abdominal wall and defective development of cloaca and urogenital septum due to defect in blastogenesis during the 4(th) week of gestation. Identification of this complex is important through foetal autopsy as this condition can recur in siblings. Prenatal diagnosis also helps to prevent foetal death with appropriate management in the less severe cases...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Steven J Kraus, Marc A Levitt, Alberto Peña
There is little current literature on the augmented-pressure distal colostogram, the single most important diagnostic study performed in boys with imperforate anus prior to definitive repair. Accurate understanding of the anatomy of the anorectal malformation including an associated fistulous communication between the rectum and the urogenital tract is essential for optimal surgical management. Specifically, the position of the rectal pouch and recto-urinary fistula relative to posterior sagittal structures of the perineum, especially the sacral spine, dictates the operative approach...
August 24, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
Kara K Reynolds, Jane Juusola, Gregory M Rice, Philip F Giampietro
We report on a family in which initial features were compatible with Fryns syndrome. The first sibling was a stillborn female with a left diaphragmatic hernia (DH). Her clinical features overlapped with Fryns syndrome. The second pregnancy, a male fetus, was followed for polyhydramnios, hypoplastic mandible, mild enlargement of the fetal bladder, hydronephrosis, and rocker bottom foot deformities. He had facial features similar to his sibling and a large cleft of the secondary palate, small jaw, and secundum atrial septal defect...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
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