Congenital Pouch Colon in a Neonate

  • Sana Niaz
  • Sahira Naz
  • Rumaissa Abdul Raziq Indus Hospital & Health Network
Keywords: Congenital Pouch Colon (CPC), Anorectal Malformation (ARM), Pouch colon syndrome, Invertogram


Congenital Pouch Colon (CPC) is a rare anorectal malformation (ARM) in which a part of or the entire colon is replaced by pouch-like dilatation. Males are more likely to be diagnosed with the condition compared to females. The highest incidence of the disease is in South Asia, with a significant number of cases reported from India. Early diagnosis can be made when there are hypoechogenic lesions on antenatal ultrasound scans. We report a case of a neonate with routine antenatal scans who presented with a distended abdomen and inability to pass feces. The diagnosis was made in the early neonatal period, followed by surgical management.


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Niaz S, Naz S, Raziq RA. Congenital Pouch Colon in a Neonate. Pak J Med Sci. 2022;38(2):426-429.  doi:

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Niaz, S., Naz, S., & Raziq, R. A. (2021). Congenital Pouch Colon in a Neonate. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 38(ICON-2022).