Newborn Male Patient with Recto-perineal Fistula

International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO

Case Summary

  • Newborn male presents with recto-perineal fistula.
  • This is a tiny recto-perineal fistula, which would not be able to be dilated.
  • Cross table lateral film shows a short distance to the anal impression.
  • Radiograph at the outside hospital showed significant colonic dilation.
  • Surgical repair was performed with posterior sagittal approach.
  • Anoplasty was performed.


This is a case where operating on the perineal fistula would be required because of the small diameter of the opening.

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