Imperforate Anus

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Anal Atresia
  • Anal Membrane
  • Anal Stenosis
  • Anorectal Malformations
  • Ectopic Anus
  • High Imperforate Anus
  • Low Imperforate Anus
  • Perineal Anus
  • Rectoperineal Fistula

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Imperforate anus is a rare inborn abnormality characterized by the absence or abnormal localization of the anus. The rectum or the colon may be connected to the vagina or the bladder by a tunnel (fistula). With surgical correction, normal elimination can become possible.

Resources

National Advisory Service to Parents of Children with a Stoma (NASPCS) - The Charity for Incontinent and Stoma Children
51 Anderson Dr
Darvel, Ayrshire Ayrshire, Intl KA17 0DE
United Kingdom
Tel: 01560 322024
Internet: http://www.naspcs.co.uk/

NIH/National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
2 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3570
Tel: (301)654-3810
Fax: (301)907-8906
Tel: (800)891-5389
Email: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.niddk.nih.gov

Pull-Thru Network
2312 Savoy Street
Hoover, AL 35226
USA
Tel: (205)978-2930
Email: PTNmail@charter.net
Internet: http://www.PullthruNetwork.org

Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.
800 Celebration Ave, Suite 225
Orlando, FL 34747
USA
Tel: (407)566-8304
Fax: (407)895-0824
Email: staff@birthdefects.org
Internet: http://www.birthdefects.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Bowel Group for Kids Incorporated
Bowel Group for Kids Inc.-Stet
PO Box 40
Oakdale, NSW, 2570
Austrailia
Tel: 61 2 4659 6186
Fax: 61 2 4659 6381
Email: gribbins@ozemail.com.au

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

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