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Laparoscopic-Assisted Pull-Through Procedure for Imperforate Anus

Posted On: 10-03-2015
Laparoscopic-Assisted Pull-Through Procedure for Imperforate Anus

What is Laparoscopic-Assisted Pull-Through Procedure for Imperforate Anus?

During laparoscopic-assisted pull-through procedure for imperforate anus, the rectum is brought to a new anal opening. Any present fistula is also closed. This procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera) and small instruments inserted through small incisions.

Also Known As:

  • Anal surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery

Conditions Treated with Laparoscopic-Assisted Pull-Through Procedure for Imperforate Anus:

Laparoscopic-assisted pull-through procedure for imperforate anus is performed in cases of an imperforate anus, an anal anatomy problem that consists of the rectum ending in a small pouch located low in the pelvic floor.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Laparoscopic-Assisted Pull-Through Procedure for Imperforate Anus:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to laparoscopic-assisted pull-through procedure for imperforate anus.

Anesthesia with Laparoscopic-Assisted Pull-Through Procedure for Imperforate Anus:

Laparoscopic-assisted pull-through procedure for imperforate anus is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Laparoscopic-Assisted Pull-Through Procedure for Imperforate Anus:

Possible risks following laparoscopic-assisted pull-through procedure for imperforate anus include infection, bleeding, anal stenosis and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.

Prognosis after Laparoscopic-Assisted Pull-Through Procedure for Imperforate Anus:

The prognosis for a positive end result following laparoscopic-assisted pull-through procedure for imperforate anus is very good.

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