Utility of postoperative anorectal manometry in children with anorectal malformation: a systematic review

Rajasegaran, Suganthi and Tan, Wei Sheng and Ezrien, Don Evana and Sanmugam, Anand and Singaravel, Srihari and Nah, Shireen Anne (2022) Utility of postoperative anorectal manometry in children with anorectal malformation: a systematic review. Pediatric Surgery International, 38 (8). pp. 1089-1097. ISSN 0179-0358, DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s00383-022-05152-9.

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Children with anorectal malformation (ARM) often continue to have disturbances in bowel function long after reconstructive surgery. Anorectal manometry may be utilized to evaluate bowel function in these children. We aimed to describe the reported protocols and manometric findings in children with ARM post-reconstructive surgery and to investigate the correlation between manometric evaluation and bowel functional outcome. PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases were searched from 1980 to 2021. Data were reviewed and extracted independently by two authors, in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. Included studies were English articles reporting postoperative assessment of children (<= 18 years) with ARM using anorectal manometry. From 128 articles obtained in the initial search, five retrospective cohort studies and one prospective study fulfilled inclusion criteria. The rectoanal inhibitory reflex and mean anal resting pressure were parameters most often reported to correlate with postoperative bowel function. The least reported parameters among the studies were high-pressure zone, rectal volume, and rectal sensation. Anorectal manometry could be an objective method providing important information for personalized management of postoperative ARM patients with bowel function issues, but lack of standardized protocols limits a comprehensive analysis of their utility.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anorectal manometry; Anorectal malformation; Postoperative; Children; Bowel function
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Surgery Department
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2023 06:26
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 06:26
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/41910

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