0
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

Topics

Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
/>
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
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.
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.
NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

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

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

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

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();