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High Type Imperforate Anus Without Associated Anomalies in a Nigerian Child: A Case Report

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Background: The High type imperforate anus is usually associated with congenital anomaly in the other systems or organs. It is rare to have the above type without accompanying anomalies. Aim: To report a case of high imperforate anus without associated anomalies of the other systems or organs in a Nigerian child who was presented at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt. Methods: A case report of a 4-day old Nigerian male +1 delivered to a 34-year old para 2 woman by spontaneous vertex delivery, presented with failure to pass meconium after 4 days. Clinical and imaging examinations revealed a high type imperforate anus without associated anomalies of the other systems. Relevant review of literature was also done. Conclusion: This is a rare clinical entity. The role of radiological imaging in the management of this condition is highlighted. Key Words: Imperforate anus, High type, Associated anomaly. Afrimedic Journal 2011;2(1):24-27

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