We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Latent Anomalies Associated With Imperforate Anus

Edward S. Tank, MD
Arch Surg. 1970;100(4):512-514. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1970.01340220188031.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


Imperforate anus is now corrected with substantial success, due to a better understanding of the anatomy and physiology of defecation.1,2 The anomaly is usually recognized promptly, and the surgical procedures for its correction and their timing are well standardized. Experience reveals that considerable morbidity and potential mortality may result from late recognition of the occult anomalies which may accompany imperforate anus. The most dangerous latent anomalies are found in the genitourinary and alimentary tracts. Definition of the frequency of the associated defects was accomplished by study of the last 100 consecutive cases of imperforate anus seen at the University of Michigan Hospital during the 20-year period from 1949 to 1969.

Imperforate anus patients were divided according to the classification of Ladd and Gross.3 Anal or rectal stenosis is termed type 1 imperforate anus, a type 2 anomaly is a persistent proctadeal or posterior cloacal membrane, and anal atresia


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.