This surgery is recommended to repair cases of imperforate anus and other anorectal malformations. There are two types of imperforate anus; a low type and a high type. The low type imperforate anus repair is illustrated.
Update Date 5/10/2013
Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.