Craig T. Albanese, MD, MBA

Publication Details

  • Laparoscopic repair of high imperforate anus. Seminars in pediatric surgery Sydorak, R. M., Albanese, C. T. 2002; 11 (4): 217-225


    Numerous laparoscopic operations have replaced the traditional open procedure in both adults and children. These new procedures have allowed access to body cavities without significantly traumatizing intervening tissue. The laparoscopically assisted anorectal pull-through (LAARP) for high anorectal malformations (ARM) uses fundamental concepts learned from decades of high ARM repair and incorporates modern technologic advancements in surgical instrumentation and techniques. This laparoscopic approach offers good visualization of an infant's deep pelvis with a reconstruction technique that minimizes trauma to important surrounding structures. The laparoscopic repair can be completed in one stage, 2 stages, or 3 stages. Currently, either the 2-stage or 3-stage operation is recommended. With the 3-stage approach, a temporary colostomy is created initially followed by LAARP in several weeks to months. The colostomy then is closed several months later.

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