Complications after surgical correction of anorectal malformations

T. Hosokawa, Y. Yamada, Y. Tanami, Y. Sato, Y. Tanaka, H. Kawashima, E. Oguma

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Radiologists are often unfamiliar with anorectal malformations and have limited knowledge of the surgical procedures for their repair. In this article, we provide a comprehensible description of the surgical procedures for radiologists, review previous literature, and summarise the incidence of the complications. Moreover, we detail major postoperative complications consequent to the use of various imaging techniques, including anorectal prolapse, anal stenosis, urethral injury, posterior urethral diverticulum, neurogenic bladder, adhesion of reconstructed vagina, leakage from suture lines, and trocar site hernia. Knowledge of these complications and surgical procedures is important to radiologists for diagnosis and determination of a treatment strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-184
Number of pages9
JournalHong Kong Journal of Radiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Anorectal malformations
  • Anus, imperforate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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