Imperforate anus, malrotation and Hirschsprung's disease: a rare association.Eur J Pediatr Surg. 1995 Jun; 5(3):187-9.EJ
The association of imperforate anus with anomalies of rectal innervation is very rare. Moreover, malrotation only rarely accompanies these malformations. We report 2 patients with this unusual triple association and its impact on their management. Retrospectively both patients presented at birth with the same radiological picture of distended distal colon and right-sided small bowel location. We discuss the importance of a systematic search for associated intestinal malformations in cases of imperforate anus in order to avoid serious complications and to choose the optimal operative strategy.