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High anorectal malformation in a five-month-old boy: a case report

Anand Pandey, Ajay N Gangopadhyay*, Vijayendra Kumar and Shiv P Sharma

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Department of Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, UP, India

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Journal of Medical Case Reports 2010, 4:296  doi:10.1186/1752-1947-4-296

Published: 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.

Case presentation

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.