I believe I understand imperforate anus, but when an infant actually has an anus, or opening, but it just doesnt connect to the bowel, is it still called "imperforate anus" , or is this another condition entirely?
In other words, the child appears to have an anus, but when you attempt to put a suppository, it only goes in a tiny distance.... kwim?
If it is called imperforate anus, would this qualify as "low"???
Mar 12, '07
yes, you are correct. Just because there is an opening, doesn't mean it is patent.