African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38--40

Modified transanal repair of congenital H-type rectovestibular fistula: A technique to avoid recurrence


Taiwo A Lawal, Aiwanlehi Eighemhenrio, Felix O Kumolalo 
 Department of Surgery, Division of Paediatric Surgery, University College Hospital and University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Taiwo A Lawal
Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, PMB 5116, Ibadan
Nigeria

Congenital H-type rectovestibular fistulas are rare in the spectrum of anorectal malformations. Repair is associated with recurrence rates of up to 30%, using perineal repair, vestibuloanal pull-through or anterior anorectoplasty. The rarity of the malformation has limited experience with the surgical approach; hence, the rate of wound breakdown. We describe the use of a modification of the transanal approach for the repair in a 7-month-old female patient.


How to cite this article:
Lawal TA, Eighemhenrio A, Kumolalo FO. Modified transanal repair of congenital H-type rectovestibular fistula: A technique to avoid recurrence.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2013;10:38-40


How to cite this URL:
Lawal TA, Eighemhenrio A, Kumolalo FO. Modified transanal repair of congenital H-type rectovestibular fistula: A technique to avoid recurrence. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Oct 13 ];10:38-40
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