Colorectal and Pelvic Malformation Program | Conditions We Treat

Hirschsprung's Disease

What is Hirschsprung’s disease? Hirschsprung's disease occurs when some of your baby’s intestinal nerve cells (ganglion cells) don’t develop properly, delaying the progression of stool through the...

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Anorectal Malformation

Anorectal malformations are birth defects where the anus and rectum (the lower end of the digestive tract) do not develop properly. During a bowel movement, stool passes from the large intestine to...

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Cloacal Deformities

Cloacal deformities encompass a wide range of complicated defects in girls that occur during fetal development of the lower abdominal structures, particularly the intestinal and genito-urinary tracts,...

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Cloacal Exstrophy

What is cloacal exstrophy? In cloacal exstrophy, a portion of the large intestine lies outside of the body, and on either side of it — and connected to it — are the two halves of the bladder. In boys,...

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Intractable Constipation

Constipation is a common concern among parents of small children. In fact, almost five percent of pediatrician visits are related to constipation and at least 25 percent of visits to pediatric...

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Intractable Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing unexpected stool (feces) to leak. “Intractable” fecal incontinence is incontinence that is difficult to manage or treat. In many...

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