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Congenital pouch colon: Increasing association with low anorectal anomalies

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Author(s): Pavai Arunachalam | Pillai Suma | Shanthakumari S | Sam Cenita | Shylaja M | Sabarivinoth R

Journal: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
ISSN 0971-9261

Volume: 14;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 218;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Congenital pouch colon | anorectal malformation | constipation | mega rectum

ABSTRACT
Three cases of type IV congenital pouch colon associated with low anorectal anomaly are reported here. Pouch colon may be a cause of intractable constipation in children operated for low anorectal anomaly. Excellent results can be obtained by exicision of the pouch. The radiological and pathological features of this condition are discussed.
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