Define patent anus. Membrane over the anal opening.
Imperforate anus usually requires immediate surgery to open a passage for feces unless a fistula can be relied on until corrective surgery takes place.
The prevalence of tethered spinal cord rises with increasing height and complexity of the anorectal anomaly.
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Unfortunately, the most common referral for redo operations to tertiary centers that care for anorectal anomalies are for patients with rectovestibular fistulas who underwent a failed primary repair in the newborn period.
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Failure to avoid constipation can result in megarectum and megasigmoid, and can lead to fecal impaction and overflow incontinence.