Anal atresia

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Medical Definition of Anal atresia

Anal atresia: Congenital absence of an opening at the bottom end of the intestinal tract. Also called imperforate anus. Occurs in about 1 in 5,000 births. It is corrected by surgery.

Atresia refers here to the absence of a normal opening.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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