Ectropion of anal mucosa (AME) is a possible complication following anorectal surgery and it is often cause of symptoms such as soiling, pain and bleeding affecting the patients' quality of life. Two-flaps anoplasty has been previously described for the correction of AME. We herein report a case of an adult patient who underwent a successful double V/Y-flaps for mucosal ectropion as consequence of repair of anorectal malformation (ARM). A 25 year-old woman with history of ARM presented with an extensive AME causing bleeding, pain, soiling, and dyspareunia. This condition prevented her from an effective rectal nursing and a satisfactory social life. The patient underwent the resection of ectopic mucosa and the creation of two V-shaped skin flaps to cover the skin gap. A minor dehiscence of one of the flaps was treated conservatively. At two years follow up the patient is symptoms free, has a good quality of life and can perform an effective bowel management. AME is a possible complication after anorectal surgery for ARM and the multiple V-Y plasty is a viable procedure for its treatment. A multidisciplinary approach in these cases is recommended. Level of Evidence V.

VY anoplasty for ectropion of anal mucosa in an adult with anorectal malformation

LA PERGOLA, ENRICO
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
;
Fascetti Leon, Francesco
Writing – Review & Editing
;
Bassetto, Franco
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Midrio, Paola;Gamba, Piergiorgio
Membro del Collaboration Group
2019

Abstract

Ectropion of anal mucosa (AME) is a possible complication following anorectal surgery and it is often cause of symptoms such as soiling, pain and bleeding affecting the patients' quality of life. Two-flaps anoplasty has been previously described for the correction of AME. We herein report a case of an adult patient who underwent a successful double V/Y-flaps for mucosal ectropion as consequence of repair of anorectal malformation (ARM). A 25 year-old woman with history of ARM presented with an extensive AME causing bleeding, pain, soiling, and dyspareunia. This condition prevented her from an effective rectal nursing and a satisfactory social life. The patient underwent the resection of ectopic mucosa and the creation of two V-shaped skin flaps to cover the skin gap. A minor dehiscence of one of the flaps was treated conservatively. At two years follow up the patient is symptoms free, has a good quality of life and can perform an effective bowel management. AME is a possible complication after anorectal surgery for ARM and the multiple V-Y plasty is a viable procedure for its treatment. A multidisciplinary approach in these cases is recommended. Level of Evidence V.
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