• 12. Does presence of a VACTERL anomaly predict an associated Gynecologic anomalies in females with Anorectal Malformation?: A Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium Study

    1 month ago - By Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

    VACTERL association (as defined by 3 or more anomalies in any of the following systems: vertebral, anorectal, cardiac, trachea-esophageal, renal, or limb) is present in around a third of patients with anorectal malformations. In female ARM patients' gynecologic anomalies are seen in conjunction with 1 in 5 rectovestibular and 1 in 20 rectoperineal fistulae. This study hypothesized that the presence of VACTERL association would predict an increased risk of gynecologic anomalies and this information will help to guide evaluation and management protocols.
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