Anoplasty involves the surgical construction of a new anus that connects to the rectum in cases of children with an imperforate anus. It can be performed as a single procedure or as part of a three-stage procedure for an imperforate anus that ends high in the pelvic cavity. The three-stage procedure begins with a colostomy and ends with closing of the stoma.
Also Known As:
- Anal surgery
- Anus surgery
Conditions Treated with Anoplasty:
An anoplasty is performed in order to treat an imperforate anus in children.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to anoplasty. A laparoscopic pull-through procedure may be performed as a surgical alternative.
Anesthesia with Anoplasty:
Anoplasty is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Anoplasty:
Possible risks following anoplasty include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the new anal opening to narrow.
Prognosis after Anoplasty:
The prognosis for a positive end result following anoplasty is very good.