Anorectal malformations

Clin Perinatol. 2012 Jun;39(2):403-22. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2012.04.001.


This article reviews the current status of anorectal malformations in the neonate. It begins by discussing the history, epidemiology, and embryology, followed by a discussion of the genetic process causing these diseases. Diagnosis and workup is then discussed, followed by specific details of the surgical treatment of these malformations. The article concludes with a brief review of the complications and long-term outcomes in these children.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anal Canal / abnormalities
  • Anal Canal / embryology
  • Anal Canal / surgery
  • Anus, Imperforate / complications
  • Anus, Imperforate / diagnosis
  • Anus, Imperforate / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Rectum / abnormalities
  • Rectum / embryology
  • Rectum / surgery