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Anorectal Malformations in Children

Embryology, Diagnosis, Surgical Treatment, Follow-up


  • International update on the science and surgery of malformations of the rectum and anus

  • New international classification for anorectal malformations with rules on postoperative follow-up and management


About this book


Anorectal Malformations in Children represents an international consensus in understanding and treating anorectal malformations. Interesting new topics include tethered cord, vaginal reconstruction, continent catherizable channels, and the impact on family studies by  parents' organizations. The book not only carries on from the three previous editions by Douglas Stephens and Durham Smith (1963, 1971, and 1988) but assembles many new aspects in the broad field of anorectal and genitourinary malformations. Special attention is given to the new surgical techniques posterior sagittal anorectal plasty (PSARP), urogenital sinue advancement, and laparoscopy. The results of an international workshop of 26 international authorities on congenital malformations of the organs of the pelvis and perineum are presented. The new classification proposed at the Krickenberg Conference will enable future studies comparing the types and the results of treatment of anorectal malformations. The book is an invaluable reference for all medical authorities with a special interest in anorectal and genitourinary malformations.




Anorectal atresia Anorectal malformations Imperforate anus Stool incontinence Surgery Surgical treatment anatomy child complications embryo embryology laparoscopy pathophysiology spinal cord surgical technique

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Kinderchirurgische KlinikKliniken der Stadt Köln gGmbHKölnGermany
  2. 2.Dept. General SurgeryThe Royal Children´s HospitalParkville, VictoriaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Anorectal Malformations in Children
  • Book Subtitle Embryology, Diagnosis, Surgical Treatment, Follow-up
  • Editors Alexander Matthias Holschneider
    John M. Hutson
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-31750-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51788-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-31751-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 480
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pediatric Surgery
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