Parents of newborns with anorectal defects don’t always know there’s a problem, but timely diagnosis and treatment can bring lifetime benefits. This talk from pediatric surgeon Sarah Cairo, MD, aims to empower pediatricians to recognize these conditions and work them up appropriately. With a better understanding of various fistulas as well as associated anomalies, providers can help families meet their children’s needs and optimize not only continence but quality of life.
- Define the anatomy and common variants of anorectal malformation
- Review complications following anorectoplasty
- Identify short- and long-term outcomes and opportunities for improvement