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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of study patients

From: Transanal fistulectomy for postoperative persistent rectourethral fistula in patients with ARM: is simple resection enough?

Characteristics n = 31
Age (months) 60.9 ± 45.1
Primary anorectoplasty done elsewhere  
 Anterior perineal anorectoplasty 30
 Posterior sagittal approach 1
Fecal diversion 3
Invasive urinary diversion 0
Fistula site* (cm) 1.78 ± 0.79
Fistula size (mm) 5.1 ± 4.2
Operative time (min) 91 ± 35
Blood transfusion (ml) 0
Hospital stay (days) 23.1 ± 7.2
Success after the first attempt (%) 29 (93.5)
Complication  
 Urethral stenosis 1
 Urethral diverticulum 1
  1. *Above the anus verge
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