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Definition of Imperforate anus

Imperforate anus: A birth defect in which the rectum is a blind alley and there is no anus. Imperforate anus occurs in about 1 in 5,000 births, and it can be corrected by surgery.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012

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