Anorectal malformations ARMs are among the more frequent congenital anomalies encountered in pediatric surgery, with an estimated incidence ranging between 1 in and 1 in live births. Most cases are diagnosed in the early neonatal period. There is a wide spectrum of presentation ranging from low anomalies with perineal fistula having simple management to high anomalies with complex management. The etiology of such malformations remains unclear and is likely multifactorial. There appears to be a low rate of association in families, but some appear to have an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern with a high incidence, as much as 1 in There has always been a need for classifying these anomalies in order to decide the management and predict the final outcome.
Anorectal Malformation (ARM)
Rectovaginal fistula - BioMedSearch
Current sort is by publication date. Click to sort by relevancy. Login Create Free Account. Search Results. Neglected pessary causing a rectovaginal fistula: a case report. Complications from neglected pessaries include impaction, erosion and fistula formation.
Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and outcome of one-stage posterior sagittal anorectoplasty in cases of rectovestibular fistula. Background Rectovestibular fistula is the most common type of anorectal malformation in the female population. The standard treatment for rectovestibular fistula is the staged approach. In recent times, posterior sagittal anorectoplasty has revolutionized the management of anorectal malformation ARMs. Materials and methods This study was conducted on 24 female patients with rectovestibular fistula who were divided into two groups: Group 1: This group comprised patients who underwent primary repair without colostomy 14 cases prospectively.
Worldwide, more than a million children are born each year with anorectal malformation or imperforate anus. When a baby is born without an anus, the rectum may end in various abnormal forms, a generic name for these alterations is ARM or imperforate anus. Both names refer to the same condition.