Constipation is a Major Complication after Posterior Sagittal Anorectoplasty for Anorectal Malformations in Children

Ching-Fang Huang, Hung-Chang Lee, Chun-Yan Yeung, Wai-Tao Chan, Chuen-Bin Jiang, Jin-Cherng Sheu, Nien-Lu Wang, Jr-Rung Lin
2012 Pediatrics and Neonatology  
To assess whether constipation or fecal incontinence is a major late complication after posterior sagittal anorectoplasty in patients with anorectal malformation (ARM). Methods: We retrospectively enrolled 188 children, 85 low-type ARM (L-ARM) and 103 hightype ARM (H-ARM), who had complete medical records of bowel habits and medication histories after posterior sagittal anorectoplasty for anorectal malformation in Mackay Memorial Hospital. Stool characteristics as well as physical and
more » ... history were evaluated. The symptom severity (SS) scoring system was used to assess changes in bowel habits.
doi:10.1016/j.pedneo.2012.06.007 pmid:22964283 fatcat:q4dsrmw6mndyxjytzezo5jdzfa