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Anorectal Malformations

Anorectal malformations are defects that occur during the fifth to seventh weeks of fetal development.

With these defects, the anus (opening at the end of the large intestine through which stool passes) and the rectum (area of the large intestine just above the anus) do not develop properly.

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Abnormalities that Occur

Reasons for Concern

Risk Factors

Associated Disorders

Diagnosis of Anorectal Malformations

Repair of Anorectal Malformations

After Treatment, Surgery or Repair

Toilet Training Children

Long-Term Outlook

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Last Updated: 12/2013