Dr. Luis De la Torre will review the most common congenital colorectal malformations, including imperforate anus.  A discussion of the medical treatment and diagnosis of Hirschsprung’s Disease in the newborn and the principles of a successful Bowel Management Program for post-operative functional colorectal problems will be presented also.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the most common congenital colorectal malformations, including imperforate anus
  • Discuss the medical treatment and diagnosis of Hirschsprung’s Disease in the newborn
  • Describe the principles of a successful Bowel Management Program for post-operative functional colorectal problems

Reading Resources

  1. De la Torre-Mondragón L. Enfermedad de Hirschsprung. Mitos y Realidades a 120 Años de su Descripción. Acta Pediatr Méx. 29:139-146, 2008.
  2. Levitt MA, Kant A, Peña A. The Morbidity of Constipation in Patients With Anorectal Malformations. J Pediatr Surg. (2010) 45:1228-1233.
  3. Peña A. Anorectal Malformations. Semin Pediatr Surg. (1995) 4:35-47.

Disclosures:

Dr. Luis De la Torre has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 11/26/2014 | Last Modified On: 11/26/2014 | Expires: 11/26/2015

This course has been expired.