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What is the treatment for imperforate anus?

What is the treatment for imperforate anus?

A Pena Procedure: This procedure was named after alberto pena. Basically you pull a segment of colon down to the skin and create an opening. ...Read more

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Imperforate Anus (Definition)

An imperforate anus or anorectal malformations are birth defects in which the rectum is malformed. Anorectal malformations are a spectrum of different congenital anomalies in males and females, that varies from fairly minor lesions to complex anomalies. Even cause is unknown, a genetic basis is associated in ...Read more


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I have imperforate anus and theres things i want to do in my life. Is there a permanent treatment for this?

I have imperforate anus and theres things i want to do in my life. Is there a permanent treatment for this?

Odd statement: I'll assume you mean you had an imperforate anus at birth and at 33 have persisting issues. This defect is incompatible with life if not operated on in infancy. A normally functioning anus is rare after repair of all but the most favorable short segment defects. Consulting a gastroenterologist and colorectal surgeon may give you a clear picture of your options. ...Read more

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Can you be born with an imperforate anus?

Can you be born with an imperforate anus?

Yes: During fetal development the internal structure of the large intestine grows toward the point where the anus should be & the external skin meets it.If the two both attach & make the opening a normal anus is formed. If the inside doesn't make it all the way down, or the opening doesn't form it is imperforate. There are variations in degree and the amount of work needed to fix it. ...Read more

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Does an imperforate anus mean male infertility?

Does an imperforate anus mean male infertility?

No: The problem with imperforate anus stems from the extent of the anal defect. The most common defect will be with ennervation and presence or absence of the muscles that contribute to continence. The higher the defect the more likely there may be issues with continence. Reproductive structures are rarely effected unless there is shared ennervation that affects ejaculation or these structures are dam. ...Read more

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Does a imperforate anus lead to male infertility?

Does a imperforate anus lead to male infertility?

No: If you were successfully treated as a newborn for imperforate anus, this is not the cause of any fertility troubles you may be having. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of a charity for imperforate anus?

Charity: I'm not sure if you are looking for one to donate to or if you are looking for help for someone you know with the condition. I am not aware of a specific organization that just deals with imperforate anus. However, if you contact the Pediatric Surgery department of your local Children's Hospital, they likely have charitable foundations set up that deal with kids with this defect. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Imperforate anus?

Imperforate anus: An imperforate anus or anorectal malformations are birth defects in which the rectum is malformed. Anorectal malformations are a spectrum of different congenital anomalies in males and females, that varies from fairly minor lesions to complex anomalies. Even cause is unknown, a genetic basis is associated in about 10% of patients. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more