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Anorectal Malformations 

Anorectal Malformations
Anorectal Malformations

Robin D. Clark

, and Cynthia J. Curry

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date: 04 December 2020

This chapter reviews background information about the incidence, risk factors, genetics, family history, recurrence risk, and epidemiology of various types of isolated and syndromic anorectal malformations. Associated anomalies that are commonly encountered in infants with anorectal malformations are reviewed. The discussion on the differential diagnosis of anorectal malformations summarizes its common causes, including teratogenic agents (ART, maternal diabetes, obesity), chromosome anomalies (aneuploidy, recurrent microdeletions, cat-eye syndrome), and monogenic multiple malformation syndromes. The chapter provides recommendations for evaluation and management. A clinical case presentation features a term infant with anal atresia, who had severe respiratory failure secondary to alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins.

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