• The stool is then eliminated through the anus. (childrens.com)
  • If an infant fails to pass a stool within 48 hours of birth, has a distended abdomen or you notice a missing or malformed anus upon an infant's initial physical examination, the infant should be evaluated immediately to determine the cause. (childrens.com)
  • Imperforate pronounced im-PURR-for-ate anus means there is no opening for poop stool or feces to leave the body at the end of the digestive tract. (esskia.com)
  • An imperforate anus defect prevents most or all stool from passing out of the rectum. (coordinatedhealth.com)
  • The anus, also known as the rectum, is the opening at the end of the intestines through which stool (bowel movement) leaves the body. (cdc.gov)
  • For children who have a poor outcome for continence and constipation from the initial surgery, further surgery to better establish the angle between the anus and the rectum may improve continence and, for those with a large rectum, surgery to remove that dilated segment may significantly improve the bowel control for the patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • He went home for 2 months, only to return to the children's hospital for more surgeries, including one to make him a new anus, and another to reconstruct his esophagus (using a part of his colon) and close his colostomy. (rochester.edu)
  • a drop of meconium was noted on the surface of the perineum midway from the anus to the base of the scrotum (B). The remainder of the examination findings were normal. (contemporarypediatrics.com)
  • Although the exact cause of imperforate anus is not fully understood, it is believed to be due to the abnormal development of the rectum when the embryo is forming inside the womb. (cdc.gov)