"Anus, Imperforate" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A congenital abnormality characterized by the persistence of the anal membrane, resulting in a thin membrane covering the normal ANAL CANAL. Imperforation is not always complete and is treated by surgery in infancy. This defect is often associated with NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS; MENTAL RETARDATION; and DOWN SYNDROME.
- Anus, Imperforate
- Imperforate Anus
- Atresia, Anal
- Anal Atresia
- Anal Atresias
- Atresias, Anal
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