Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5--12

Congenital pouch colon - Then and now


Devendra K Gupta, Shilpa Sharma 
 Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Devendra K Gupta
Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Congenital pouch colon (CPC), a condition associated with anorectal agenesis has been reported mainly from the Indian subcontinent though there have been few case reports from other areas. The pouch differs from a normal colon structurally, histologically and functionally. The management involves a diversion colostomy at birth with or without the excision of pouch followed by pull through. This review article attempts to compile all the available literature on pouch colon along with the authors«SQ» experience and discuss the relevant issues for proper diagnosis and management. A changing trend has been seen in the most common type of CPC seen over the years from complete congenital pouch colon that accounted for more than 70% of cases earlier to incomplete pouch colon that is more commonly seen now.


How to cite this article:
Gupta DK, Sharma S. Congenital pouch colon - Then and now.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2007;12:5-12


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Gupta DK, Sharma S. Congenital pouch colon - Then and now. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Feb 20 ];12:5-12
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