Pediatric anorectal disorders

Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2008 Sep;37(3):709-30, x. doi: 10.1016/j.gtc.2008.07.002.


This article reports the clinical, physiopathologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects of the most common anorectal disorders in children. In particular, it focuses on the differential diagnosis between organic and functional constipation. In addition, the authors separately examine some of the clinical conditions such as atopy, neurologic diseases, and anorectal malformations, in which chronic constipation may be an important clinical manifestation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anus Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Anus Diseases / etiology
  • Anus Diseases / therapy*
  • Child
  • Constipation / diagnosis
  • Constipation / etiology
  • Constipation / therapy*
  • Fecal Incontinence / diagnosis
  • Fecal Incontinence / etiology
  • Fecal Incontinence / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Rectal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Rectal Diseases / etiology
  • Rectal Diseases / therapy*