High anorectal malformation in a five-month-old boy: a case report
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, UP, India
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2010, 4:296 doi:10.1186/1752-1947-4-296Published: 31 August 2010
Anorectal malformation, one of the most common congenital defects, may present with a wide spectrum of defects. Almost all male patients present within first few days of life.
A five-month-old baby boy of Indian origin and nationality presented with anal atresia and associated rectourethral prostatic fistula. The anatomy of the malformation and our patient's good condition permitted a primary definitive repair of the anomaly. A brief review of the relevant literature is included.
Delayed presentation of a patient with high anorectal malformation is rare. The appropriate treatment can be rewarding.