Premature infants were also included in the present study; their API values were determined and compared with those of the term infants. J Pediatr Surg ; 13 6D: Their records were reviewed for age at presentation, sex, clinical features, diagnosis, management and outcome. The anal position index is a simple method used to evaluate the anal position. Imperforate anus usually requires immediate surgery to open a passage for feces unless a fistula can be relied on until corrective surgery takes place. Anovestibular fistula was observed in one patient.
Anterior ectopic anus is a normal looking anus but anteriorly displaced and the external anal sphincter is distributed all around the circumference of the anal canal, including the ventral aspect of the anal canal as was evaluated by preoperative magnetic resonance imaging .
Herek O, Polat A. A,B - Post-operative clinical photographs of anterior ectopic anus being dilated. This mild mislocation of the anus has been termed anterior ectopic anus. Anterior ectopic anus is a common congenital abnormality that is commonly missed; underreported and very little is written about. Post-operatively, the patient is kept nil by mouth for 4 days to avoid contamination of the wound. An interesting finding was the familial occurrence of anterior ectopic anus in two families of our patients.