CC-BY 4.0 · European J Pediatr Surg Rep 2018; 06(01): e7-e10
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1612610
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Rectal Atresia and Congenital Hypothyroidism: An Association or Coincidence?

Feride Mehmetoğlu
1  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Dortcelik Children's Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
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Publication History

11 July 2017

04 November 2017

Publication Date:
10 January 2018 (online)


Rectal atresia is a rare anorectal malformation, and its association with other anomalies is even more rare. This study presents a unique case of co-twin in which the surviving newborn male underwent surgery due to rectal atresia. Newborn screening tests identified congenital hypothyroidism. The surgical treatment consisted of three stages and thyroid hormones were replaced.