The use of augmented-pressure colostography in imperforate anus

C Wang, J Lin, K Lim
Pediatric Surgery International 1997, 12 (5-6): 383-5
Colostomy is recommended in most newborns with imperforate anus (IA), except those with low-type anorectal malformations (ARM). Accurate demonstration of the anatomy of any associated fistula between the rectum and the urogenital tract is essential for optimal surgical management. Augmented-pressure distal colostography is recommended to fulfill this requirement prior to definitive surgical repair of IA. We examined 12 cases of high or intermediate-type ARM using this technique, which clearly demonstrated the distal perineal anatomy. All were confirmed at posterior sagittal anorectoplasty.

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