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Pediatric Anorectal Malformations

Anorectal malformations, also known as imperforate anus, are congenital defects that occur in developing babies early on in pregnancy. A pediatric anorectal malformation can range from mild to complex and develop differently in males and females. Treatment and prognosis will vary depending on the type and severity of the condition.

These malformations occur when the baby’s anal opening, rectum and associated nerves that signal the body that it’s time to go to the bathroom do not develop properly. As a result, the patient is unable to have normal bowel movements, which can lead to a host of other health problems. 

Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Veronica Gomez-Lobo

Veronica Gomez-Lobo

Director, Positive Reevaluation of Urogenital Differences (PROUD) Clinic
Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist
Hans Pohl

Hans Pohl

Chief, Division of Urology
Urologist
Marc Levitt, M.D.

Marc Levitt

Chief, Division of Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
Departments

Departments

Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

The Division of Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery offers the latest advancements in diagnosis and treatment for all types of pediatric colorectal disorders. 

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