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Is The Surgery For An Imperforate Anus Permanent
Define perminent!: The complexity of the surgery for anal defects varies with the defect. If it is a short pull thru and the sphincter muscles can be preserved a favorable outcome with a single procedure may be possible. A complex repair with take down of a fistula and complications may need modifiations over time.Some kids may never have control as they grow older.Each case has unique issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on the level of the defect. If the defect is "low" or close to the perineal skin, an anoplasty can be done shortly after birth. If the defect is high, then a staged operation is needed. Initially the child will need a colostomy (temporary). Second stage is creation of anus. Third stage is closure of colostomy after the anoplasty heals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Days to weeks: After definitive surgery, that is recreating the anus, the child will stay in the hospital for about 2 days. 2-3 months later as long as the any is healed and if your child has a colostomy it will be closed and your child will stay in the hospital 2-4 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Short: Correction of low imperforate anus involves a perineal anoplasty usually done shortly after birth. Once stooling infant is allowed to eat and when at full feeds is discharged home. Dilatations of the anus start at 2-3 weeks after surgery and may go for 2-3 months until the repair is healed and not stricturing and of an appopriate size. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Imperforate anus: Recovery can take 6-8 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Almost always: As far as creating an outlet for passage of stool, operations for imperforate anus are almost always successful. However, depending upon the status of sphincter muscle present (poor with high and good with lower anomalies), the functional results may not be perfect. Children with lower anomalies tend towards constipation, while those with higher anomailes & poor muscle tend towards incontinence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lack of anal opening: An imperforate anus is a congenital anomaly in which a baby is born without an anal opening altogether, one that is too small, or one that is located in the wrong place (for example, opening into the vagina in a girl or into the bladder in a boy). It is definitively repaired with surgery to create a good anal opening in the right place. Sometimes, a colostomy is done first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Have surgery: A baby born with an anorectal malformation or imperforate anus will need corrective surgery to make a good anorectal opening through the middle of the anal sphincter. If the lesion is "low" (close to the bottom), a definitive repair can be done immediately. If it is "intermediate" or "high, " a colostomy would be made first with definitive repair a few months later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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