Journal article

Optimal management of the newborn with an anorectal malformation and evaluation of their continence potential

Sebastian K King, Wilfried Krois, Martin Lacher, Payam Saadai, Yaron Armon, Paola Midrio

Seminars in Pediatric Surgery | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Anorectal malformations affect 1 in 3000-5000 children, with varied incidences dependent upon geographical location. Accurate assessment, and subsequent targeted management in the newborn is critical to reducing potential morbidity and mortality. We have focused in this review upon the management of newborns with anorectal malformations, and the evaluation of the potential for long-term fecal continence.