ABSTRACT: Anorectal injury is a rare clinical condition in children. Since it may be an initial sign of concomitant rectal and other intrapelvic structural injuries, this clinical condition is important to declare. Case 1: A nine-year-old boy was admitted to the hospital with complaints of abdominal pain and vomiting. Diffuse abdominal tenderness and defense were remarkable. Abdominal X-ray showed pneumoperitoneum. In operation rectum and bladder perforation were detected. Perforation was repaired and sigmoid colostomy was performed. Case 2: A six-year-old girl was admitted tot he hospital with perineal injury after a fall from height. A perineal wound which was 2 cm in diameter was detected at a localization 4 cm from the anal canal. Abdominal X-ray showed pneumoperitoneum. Rectal perforation was detected. Perforation was repaired and sigmoid colostomy was performed. To decrease the morbidity and the mortality of the patients, early and correct diagnosis, defining the type and extent of the injury including intrapelvic structures should be accurately determined and appropriate treatment should be performed. We think that colostomy should be done necessarily in cases when needed.
Medical Journal of Bakirköy. 01/2011;