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Are there any non-surgical methods of dealing with imperforate anus?
22 doctors weighed in

Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
10 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Some forms of imperforate anus can be treated with dilation or stretching.

In brief: Yes
Some forms of imperforate anus can be treated with dilation or stretching.
Dr. Janet Meller
Dr. Janet Meller
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Dr. Charles Vinocur
Dilation of the anus is only successful in babies in whom the opening is immediately outside of the normal position and there is no "posterior" shelf
8 doctors agree
In brief: No.
Imperforate anus is a surgical emergency and requires immediate surgical evaluation, preferably by a pediatric surgeon experienced in the procedure.

In brief: No.
Imperforate anus is a surgical emergency and requires immediate surgical evaluation, preferably by a pediatric surgeon experienced in the procedure.
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
If it is true that there is no anus the child will need surgery.
The extent of surgery and the steps involved should be reviewed with a pediatric surgeon.

In brief: No
If it is true that there is no anus the child will need surgery.
The extent of surgery and the steps involved should be reviewed with a pediatric surgeon.
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
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