CC BY 4.0 · European J Pediatr Surg Rep. 2021; 09(01): e51-e55
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1728725
Case Report

Anorectal Malformation with Rectovestibular Fistula and Vaginal Agenesis: Usage of Rectovestibular Fistula as a Neovagina Followed by PSARP with Preservation of the Anal Sphincter

Antonio Dessanti
1  AOU University Hospital, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy
Osnel Louisma
2  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Saint Damien Children Hospital, Port Au Prince, Haiti
Gabriel Steve Pierre
2  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Saint Damien Children Hospital, Port Au Prince, Haiti
Nguhien Thanh Liem
3  Department of Pediatric Surgery, National Children Hospital and Vinmec International Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Anorectal malformation with rectovestibular fistula associated with vaginal agenesis is rare. We report on a child in whom this combination was diagnosed at the age of 1 year. After creation of a divided descending colostomy, we chose to leave the rectum-rectovestibular fistula to function as a neovagina, while the sigmoid colon was relocated via modified posterior sagittal anorectoplasty. The colostomy was closed 6 months after the main surgery. After a follow-up of 3 years, the patient is continent for stool and urine. The introitus of the neovagina appears wide and easy to explore. We conclude that our surgical approach may be a good option for these children.

Publication History

Received: 18 June 2020

Accepted: 06 March 2021

Publication Date:
12 July 2021 (online)

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