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Table 1 Assessment and grading of constipation and soiling using Krickenbeck classification in patients with recto-perineal fistula before and after the repair

From: Role of sagittal anorectoplasty in treating constipation in patients with recto-perineal fistula

ConstipationYes/no
 Manageable by changes in dietGrade 1
 Requires laxativeGrade 2
 Resistance to diet and laxatives, on enemaGrade 3
SoilingYes/no
 Occasional staining of underwearGrade 1
 Every day without social problemGrade 2
 Constant with social problemGrade 3