Disease Information for Anus, imperforate

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Single umbilical Artery Finding
Abdominal bloating
Abdominal Distension
Abdominal Distension in Children
Abdominal distension/protrusion/sign
Abdominal Distention
Constipation Children
Fecal Soiling in a Child
Left Lower Quadrant Pain/Tenderness
Lower Abdominal Pain
Rectal exam/abnormal
Vomiting
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Child
Population/Pediatrics population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Child-Infant Only
Population/Children/all
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Anal Atresia
Encopresis/childhood
Imperforate anus
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Pediatric disorders (ex)
CLASS/Anal involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Intestinal/stomach/gut (category)
Process
PROCESS/Congenital/developmental (category)
PROCESS/Anomalies/Deformities/Malformations (EX)
Treatment
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Surgery
Definition

Persistence of the anal membrane, so that the anus is closed. The defect is not always complete; sometimes a narrow opening permits the passage of the bowel contents. When completely imperforate, the anus is seen as a dimple (the proctodeal pit) in the skin of the perineum. The latter condition is often associated with atresia of the lower rectum. (Dorland, 27th ed)

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