Sexual Function, Fertility and Quality of Life after Modern Treatment of Anorectal Malformations

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Kyrklund , K , Taskinen , S , Rintala , R J & Pakarinen , M P 2016 , ' Sexual Function, Fertility and Quality of Life after Modern Treatment of Anorectal Malformations ' Journal of Urology , vol. 196 , no. 6 , pp. 1741-1746 . DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2016.08.079

Title: Sexual Function, Fertility and Quality of Life after Modern Treatment of Anorectal Malformations
Author: Kyrklund, Kristiina; Taskinen, Seppo; Rintala, Risto J.; Pakarinen, Mikko P.
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Children's Hospital
University of Helsinki, Children's Hospital
University of Helsinki, Children's Hospital


Date: 2016-12
Language: eng
Number of pages: 6
Belongs to series: Journal of Urology
ISSN: 0022-5347
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2016.08.079
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/229026
Abstract: Purpose: Sexual dysfunction and impaired quality of life due to fecal incontinence are common after classic operations for anorectal malformations. We hypothesized that modern repairs may result in improved outcomes. Materials and Methods: Following ethical approval for this single institution cross-sectional study, all patients 16 years or older treated for rectourethral, vestibular or perineal fistula from 1983 onward were sent detailed postal questionnaires on sexual function and quality of life. Each respondent was age and gender matched to 3 controls randomly selected from the general population. Penoscrotal/gynecologic abnormalities were obtained from the records. Results: A total of 41 patients (62%) with a median age of 22 years participated in the study. Of the patients 20 were males with rectourethral fistula (prostatic in 60%), 10 were females with vestibular/perineal fistula and 11 were males with low malformations. Although experience of sexual relationships and orgasmic function were reported in comparable proportions to controls, age at coital debut was significantly delayed in all groups of patients (p Conclusions: While erectile and orgasmic function appear preserved after sagittal repair, further evaluation of fertility issues in males with rectourethral fistula is indicated. Larger multicenter studies are needed to confirm our findings.
Subject: colorectal surgery
fertility
fistula
quality of life
sexual development
TERM-FOLLOW-UP
IMPERFORATE ANUS
FECAL CONTINENCE
ADULT PATIENTS
SAGITTAL ANORECTOPLASTY
BOWEL FUNCTION
OUTCOMES
VALIDATION
DEPRESSION
PERINEAL
3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
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