Imperforate anus

At birth, a baby girl has meconium in her vagina and no anal opening (imperforate anus).

Describe this type of birth abnormally and the possible origin or causal factor.

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DOCTOR P
DOCTOR P
1 year ago

Imperforate Anus is also known as Anal Atresia or Anal Stenosis.

It is a form of Anorectal Anomaly of children,especially girls.
Imperforate anus occurs when the anal opening is absent or not in a normal position. It is a birth defect caused by the failure of normal development of the anal area. This malformation occurs in early pregnancy, usually the 5th week (not sure tho)😁

Usually, it is idiopathic with no know n cause sha…But risk factors that might lead to it include:
Genetics (In Trisomy 21)
Mothers who abuse drugs (illicit drugs)
Mothers who smoke
Gestational Diabetic mothers
Mothers who are overweight.

😊😊😊

Bethylizzy
Bethylizzy
1 year ago

This is a condition where the baby is born with an abnormality of the anal opening. This defect happens when the embryo is still growing in the mother’s womb. There’s no anal opening or the anal opening is too small or it’s in a wrong place like the vagina. The symptoms are belly swelling, vomiting or the baby not stooling in the first 48 hours. Meconium is the new born baby’s first faeces so having it in the vagina is a symptom of imperforate anus. The cause is not exactly known but it is believed to be due to the abnormal development of the rectum when the embryo is in the womb

charlie
charlie
1 year ago

That condition is known as an anorectal malformation(perineal fistula). It occurs mostly as a genetic disorder(familial), it is corrected through a reconstructive surgery at the child’s tender age by a peadiatric surgeon.

Last edited 1 year ago by charlie
Lilian
Lilian
1 year ago

This is likely an anorectal malformation. At the 7th to 10th week gestation age their is incomplete separation of the cloaca from the urogenital sinus by the urorectal septum. The rectum is not connected to the anus but there is a fistula present, stool will leave the baby’s body through the fistula into the vagina instead of the anus

anniem
anniem
1 year ago

In my opinion the baby probably has a rectovaginal fistula. That means that the anus or rectum is connected to the vagina. The opening of the anus is in the vagina instead of the normal place. So instead of the babies meconium coming out of the Imperforate anus, it passes through the available route which is the vagina.
I think the cause most of the time is congenital or probably the mother smoked or drank while she was pregnant