Anorectal-vestibular fistula without an imperforate anus in female infants: Report of three cases

Yuan Shun Lee, Shih Ming Chu, Chih Cheng Luo, Chen Shen Hwang, Chuen Hsueh

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Abstract

An anorectal-vestibular fistula without an imperforate anus in female infants is a rare clinical condition. This report is based on a series of 3 female infants who had fistulous communication between the bowel and the vestibule coexisting with a normal anus. Redness of the external genitalia over the labia major was the initial symptom in all 3 cases, and a suppurative discharge of pus mixed with stools was also found at the orifice of the fistula. Based on our experience, initial surgery with a double-barrel colostomy followed by a sequential fistulectomy might be safe and curative. We also review the related literature for the pathogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-424
Number of pages4
JournalChang Gung Medical Journal
Volume28
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Anorectal-vestibular fistula
  • Imperforate anus

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  • Medicine(all)

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Lee, Y. S., Chu, S. M., Luo, C. C., Hwang, C. S., & Hsueh, C. (2005). Anorectal-vestibular fistula without an imperforate anus in female infants: Report of three cases. Chang Gung Medical Journal, 28(6), 421-424.