European consensus meeting of ARM-Net members concerning diagnosis and early management of newborns with anorectal malformations

H. J J van der Steeg, E. Schmiedeke, P. Bagolan, P. Broens, B. Demirogullari, A. Garcia–Vazquez, S. Grasshoff-Derr, M. Lacher, E. Leva, I. Makedonsky, C. E J Sloots, N. Schwarzer, D. Aminoff, M. Schipper, E. Jenetzky, I. A L M van Rooij, S. Giuliani, C. Crétolle, S. Holland Cunz, P. MidrioI. de Blaauw

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Abstract

The ARM-Net (anorectal malformation network) consortium held a consensus meeting in which the classification of ARM and preoperative workup were evaluated with the aim of improving monitoring of treatment and outcome. The Krickenbeck classification of ARM and preoperative workup suggested by Levitt and Peña, used as a template, were discussed, and a collaborative consensus was achieved. The Krickenbeck classification is appropriate in describing ARM for clinical use. The preoperative workup was slightly modified. In males with a visible fistula, no cross-table lateral X-ray is needed and an anoplasty or (mini-) posterior sagittal anorectoplasty can directly be performed. In females with a small vestibular fistula (Hegar size 5 mm, and in the meantime, gentle painless dilatations can be performed. In both male and female perineal fistula and either a low birth weight (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalTechniques in Coloproctology
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Anorectal malformation
  • ARM-Net
  • Krickenbeck classification
  • Preoperative workup

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Surgery

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van der Steeg, H. J. J., Schmiedeke, E., Bagolan, P., Broens, P., Demirogullari, B., Garcia–Vazquez, A., Grasshoff-Derr, S., Lacher, M., Leva, E., Makedonsky, I., Sloots, C. E. J., Schwarzer, N., Aminoff, D., Schipper, M., Jenetzky, E., van Rooij, I. A. L. M., Giuliani, S., Crétolle, C., Holland Cunz, S., ... de Blaauw, I. (2015). European consensus meeting of ARM-Net members concerning diagnosis and early management of newborns with anorectal malformations. Techniques in Coloproctology, 19(3), 181-185. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10151-015-1267-8