Imperforate anus is an abnormality present at birth, and characterized by the absence of the normal opening of the anus. Elimination of feces may not be possible until surgery is performed. In some cases the rectum opens into the lower part of the vagina in females, or close to the scrotum in males.
A doctor can usually diagnose an imperforate anus by performing a physical exam after birth. An X-ray of the abdomen and abdominal ultrasound can help reveal the extent of the abnormalities.Author: Ann Pietrangelo.
Dec 01, 2014 · There is no known cause for Imperforate Anus, but this condition may be associated with certain other defects of the rectum. Diagnosis of Imperforate Anus is generally made just after birth. It is a potentially serious condition and requires immediate treatment.Occupation: MD,FFARCSI.
An imperforate anus or anorectal malformations are birth defects in which the rectum is malformed. ARMs are a spectrum of different congenital anomalies which vary from fairly minor lesions to complex anomalies. The cause of ARMs is unknown; the genetic basis of these anomalies is very complex because of their anatomical variability. In 8% of patients, genetic factors are clearly associated with Specialty: Medical genetics.
She was born with a complex birth defect called imperforate anus. In plain English, it means a person is born without a hole in their bottom. While surgery may correct a person’s plumbing, it can’t always fix the nerves and muscles associated with normal bowel and bladder use.Author: Ginger Gorman.