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  • 2011-10-14

Posterior sagittal anorectoplasty for the surgical treatment of rectourethral fistula

Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2011;11(10). URL:
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Approximately seventy percent of all male patients born with an anorectal malformation suffer from a rectourethral fistula. This is an abnormal communication between rectum and urethra. The goal of the surgeon is to separate the rectum from the urinary tract, to close the urethral fistula, to pull down the rectum, and to place it precisely within the limits of the sphincter mechanism. The procedure we demonstrate here is called a Posterior Sagittal Anorectoplasty (PSARP).