Anorectal anomalies

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Anorectal anomalies are congenital malformations of the anus and rectum.[1] One anal anomaly, imperforate anus has an estimated incidence of 1 in 5000 births.[2][3] It affects boys and girls with similar frequency.[4]

Examples of anorectal anomalies include:


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  3. ^ MedLine Plus. "Imperforate anus." Retrieved 13 July 2005.
  4. ^ Adotey JM, Jebbin NJ (2004). "Anorectal disorders requiring surgical treatment in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt". Nigerian journal of medicine: journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria. 13 (4): 350–4. PMID 15523860.