Related Conditions and Treatments
Anorectal malformations are birth defects in which the anus and rectum don’t develop properly.
Anorectal manometry helps find the cause of constipation, stool accidents, or other bowel problems.
A cloacal anomaly is an anorectal malformation that occurs while a female fetus is developing in its mother's womb.
Cloacal exstrophy, also known as OEIS syndrome, occurs when a portion of the large intestine lies outside of the body.
Constipation is when a child has infrequent bowel movement or bowel movements that are difficult to pass.
Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements.
Hirschsprung's disease occurs when intestinal nerve cells don’t develop properly.
Posterior Sagittal Anorectoplasty (PSARP)
A posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) is a type of pull-through procedure that is used to repair anorectal malformations in some children.
The pull-through procedure is used to treat children with Hirschsprung's disease.
Rectal Prolapse in Children
Rectal prolapse occurs when the lining of a child's rectum protrudes through the anus and outside the body.