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Title: Another indication for a transanal pull-through: surgical management of rectal atresia—a case report
Authors: Akkary, Rezkalla
Diab, Nabil
Zeidan, Smart
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Keywords: Anorectal malformation
Case report
Rectal atresia
Transanal pull-through
Issue Date: 2022-01-01
Publisher: Springer
Part of: Annals of Pediatric Surgery
Volume: 18
Issue: 1
Background: Rectal atresia is a very rare cause of neonatal intestinal obstruction. It has some distinctive anatomical and physiological specifications. The management is controversial with many described operative techniques. In this case report, we described our patient that we operated according to the transanal pull-through technique. We discussed the advantages and disadvantages of this technique and what makes it a suitable option for this population of patient. Case presentation: A full-term male patient presented at 36 h of life for a pneumoperitoneum. Because of his well-placed, normally appearing anus, the diagnosis of rectal atresia was delayed. The patient was operated then according to the transanal pull-through technique with good follow-up results. Conclusion: Transanal pull-through is a safe, easy. and a potentially reproducible option for managing rectal atresia. It should be considered for managing future cases. More cases should be done before drawing big conclusions.
ISSN: 16874137
DOI: 10.1186/s43159-021-00143-2
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Type: Journal Article
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