Children with anorectal and pelvic malformations such as imperforate anus and anal atresia require long-term bowel management to ensure a good outcome. Starting treatment early is important to help train the organs to function as normally as possible and maximize bowel control. This video explains how the Pediatric Anorectal Continence Evaluation (PACE) Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia works with families to establish a successful bowel management program in the years following surgery for anorectal and pelvic malformations so that a child can lead a normal, healthy life.
Related Centers and Programs:
Pediatric Anorectal Continence Evaluation (PACE) Program, Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery