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Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Conditions

Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of pediatric colorectal conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National Hospital.

Anorectal Malformations

Anorectal malformations occur when a baby’s anal opening, rectum and the associated sphincter muscles and nerves that help the body determine that it is time to go to the bathroom do not develop properly. Learn more about how our surgeons diagnose and treat anorectal malformations.

Cloacal Malformations

A cloacal malformation is a type of anorectal malformation that occurs when the rectum, vagina and urinary tract form a single channel called a cloaca, rather than three separate openings. Learn more about this condition.

graphic of  Hirschsprung disease in the large intestines of a baby

Hirschsprung Disease

Babies with Hirschsprung disease are missing nerve cells in all or part of the large intestine. Learn more about this condition.