Single-Stage Surgical Correction of Anorectal Malformation Associated with Rectourinary Fistula in Male Neonates

Authors

  • Ernesto Leva Department of Pediatric Surgery, FONDAZIONE IRCCS CA’ GRANDA – Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan – Italy
  • Francesco Macchini Department of Pediatric Surgery, FONDAZIONE IRCCS CA’ GRANDA – Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan – Italy
  • Rossella Arnoldi Department of Pediatric Surgery, FONDAZIONE IRCCS CA’ GRANDA – Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan – Italy
  • Antonio Di Cesare Department of Pediatric Surgery, FONDAZIONE IRCCS CA’ GRANDA – Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan – Italy
  • Valerio Gentilino Department of Pediatric Surgery, FONDAZIONE IRCCS CA’ GRANDA – Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan – Italy
  • Monica Fumagalli Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, FONDAZIONE IRCCS CA’ GRANDA – Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan – Italy
  • Fabio Mosca Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, FONDAZIONE IRCCS CA’ GRANDA – Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan – Italy
  • Akbar Bhuiyan Department of Pediatric Surgery, CHITTAGONG MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL, Chittagong – Bangladesh
  • Maurizio Torricelli Department of Pediatric Surgery, FONDAZIONE IRCCS CA’ GRANDA – Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan – Italy
  • Tahmina Banu Department of Pediatric Surgery, CHITTAGONG MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL, Chittagong – Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47338/jns.v2.15

Keywords:

Anorectal malformation, Primary repair, Recto-urinary fistula

Abstract

Introduction: The treatment of children affected by anorectal malformations (ARM) is characterized by some unsolved problems. The three-stage surgical correction has been known to be most effective in preventing complications, but recently new approaches have been proposed. We describe our experience with the newer approaches.

Methods: Twenty three male newborns, affected by ARM and recto-urinary fistula, were treated in 2 different centers in 8 years. Nineteen neonates (birth weight 2.4 - 3.5 kg) received a primary posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) at the Department of Pediatric Surgery of the Chittagong Medical College Hospital (group 1). Four term neonates (birth weight 2.9 - 3.4 kg) received a primary pull-through with combined abdomino-perineal approach at the Pediatric Surgery Department of Fondazione Cà Granda of Milan (group 2).

Results: Among patients of Group 1, 11 patients had a recto-bulbar fistula and 8 a recto-prostatic fistula. Among the Group 2, 2 had a recto-bulbar fistula and 2 a recto-prostatic fistula. The site of fistula was decided at the time of surgery. In Group 1, 5 post-surgical complications were recorded (26%); 1 child died of sepsis, 3 had dehiscence and 1 stenosis, which resolved with dilatation. In Group 2, the only post-operative complication of small rectal prolapse resolved spontaneously after a few months on follow-up. Group 2 patients were followed-up in a dedicated multidisciplinary colorectal center.

Conclusions: Primary repair of ARMs with recto-urinary fistula is a feasible, safe and effective technique in the neonatal period. A combined abdominal and perineal approach seems to guarantee better results. A dedicated team is mandatory, both for the surgical correction and for a long-term follow-up.

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Published

2013-01-01

How to Cite

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Leva E, Macchini F, Arnoldi R, Di Cesare A, Gentilino V, Fumagalli M, Mosca F, Bhuiyan A, Torricelli M, Banu T. Single-Stage Surgical Correction of Anorectal Malformation Associated with Rectourinary Fistula in Male Neonates. J Neonatal Surg [Internet]. 2013Jan.1 [cited 2021Mar.3];2(1):3. Available from: https://jneonatalsurg.com/ojs/index.php/jns/article/view/15

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