Anorectal Malformation: Types, Surgeries, and Next Steps for Patients
Brian Englum, MD, assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, discusses surgical solutions for anorectal malformation, a birth defect where the anus and the rectum don't develop correctly.
In this presentation, Dr. Englum identifies several types of anorectal malformations, and explains how to surgically repair them. He then presents a long-term prognosis and treatment for these patients.
About Dr. Englum
After completing general surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center and pediatric surgery fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Brian Englum, MD joined the division of pediatric surgery at the University of Maryland with an interest in expanding the applications of minimally invasive surgery in all aspects pediatric care, including complex neonatal anomalies, pediatric thoracic lesions, childhood cancer and colorectal disease.
The applications of laparoscopic, thoracoscopic, and robotic surgery in children are still being explored, but excellent outcomes that reduce pain and scarring have been shown from teenagers to infants in our neonatal intensive care unit.
Learn more about the University of Maryland Children's Hospital's pediatric surgery and urology team.