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(Imperforate Anus/Anal Atresia)

(Imperforate Anus/Anal Atresia)
Imperforate anus, also known as anal atresia, is a birth defect in which the lower bowel does not reach the outside of the body; there is no anal opening allowing the bowel to empty waste. An infant born with this condition requires prompt surgery to install a colostomy or the child will die. Later reconstructive surgery, sometimes called pull-through surgery, is conducted to thread the bowel through the appropriate muscle structures to a surgically created anus. Read More