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Some observations on anorectal malformations in Zimbabwe

Show simple item record Shija, J.K. 2016-09-28T06:15:45Z 2016-09-28T06:15:45Z 1986
dc.identifier.citation Shija, J. K. (1986). Some observations on anorectal malformations in Zimbabwe. Central African Journal of Medicine, 32 (9), 208-212). en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0089176
dc.description.abstract Forty-six cases of anorectal malformations (ARM) were seen over a period of 28 months in the elective paediatric surgical service of the two teaching hospitals in Harare, Zimbabwe, of whom 20 (43,5%) were males and 26 (56,5%) were females. Twenty-two (47,8%) of the cases had a 'high' anomaly while 21 (45m7/5) had a 'low' anomaly, and the remaining 3 cases (6,5%) had a 'cloaca' malformation. Twelve (26%) of the cases were shown to have major associated congenital anomalies affecting mainly the urogenital, musculo-skcletal or cardiovascular systems. About three-quarters of the cases were referrals from other hospitals. The apparently peculiar geographical distribution of ARM in Zimbabwe and some of the problems encountered in the management of these cases are presented and discussed. A plea is made for the rational and skillful management of this major and challenging paediatric surgical problem in Zimbabwe. en_US
dc.language.iso en_ZW en_US
dc.publisher University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences en_US
dc.subject anorectal malformations en_US
dc.subject congenital anomalies en_US
dc.title Some observations on anorectal malformations in Zimbabwe en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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