This surgery is recommended to repair cases of imperforate anus and other anorectal malformations. There are two types of imperforate anus; a low type and a high type. The low type imperforate anus repair is illustrated.
Review Date 9/9/2017
Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.