A Very Rare Cause of Anal Atresia: Currarino Syndrome

Sevgi Buyukbese Sarsu, Mehmet Ergun Parmaksiz, Esra Cabalar, Ali Karapur, Cihat Kaya


Currarino syndrome (triad) is an extremely rare condition characterized by presacral mass, anorectal malformation, and sacral bone deformation. The complete form of this syndrome displays all three irregularities. Herein, we report a male case who was admitted to our hospital with symptoms of urinary system infection and persistent constipation 2 years after colostomy operation performed with the indication of rectovestibular fistula and anal atresia, diagnosed as Currarino syndrome based on imaging modalities. In a patient who was admitted because of the presence of anal atresia, in order to preclude potential complications, probable concomitancy of this syndrome should not be forgotten. Early diagnosis is important for the prevention of meningitis, urinary tract infections, and malignant change.

J Clin Med Res. 2016;8(5):420-423
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jocmr2505w


Currarino syndrome; Presacral mass; Anorectal malformation; Sacral bone deformation; Urinary tract infections

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