Congenital imperforate anus and recto-vaginal fistula
[IMPERFORATE ANUS WITH CONGENITAL RECTOVAGINAL FISTULA].
A congenital recto-vaginal fistula is a rare type of ARM characterized by the abnormal connection of the rectum to the vagina. This results in the potential of.
Rectovaginal fistula is a rare type of anorectal malformation; the incidence being . imperforate anus with no fistula (commonly seen in patients with trisomy 21).
Description:Copyright BMJ Publishing Group Ltd Abstract Anorectal malformations consist of a wide spectrum of conditions which can affect both sexes and involve the distal anus and rectum as well as the urinary and genital tracts. Patients have the best chance of a good functional outcome if the condition is diagnosed early and efficient anatomic repair is promptly instituted. This report describes a rare case of imperforate anus associated with both rectovaginal and rectocutaneous fistulas in a 6-year-old Filipino girl. The case highlights shortcomings in the healthcare delivery system combined with socio-economic factors that contributed to the delay in both diagnosis and the institution of adequate treatment. Care and preventive measures that can be implemented in low-resource settings to reduce the impact of birth defects are also discussed. Background A birth defect is defined as any abnormality affecting body structure or function that is present from birth.