Most of the time, doctors find imperforate anus when they examine a baby right after birth. Often, a physical exam is enough to make the diagnosis. An exam also helps tell how severe it is. The tests are important for planning the right surgery and care for your child. Tests to find related problems If your baby is diagnosed with imperforate anus, they will need other tests later to check for problems with their spine, heart and kidneys. In girls, doctors will check for cloaca, a related problem where the rectum, bladder and vagina do not form properly.
Tethered Cord Syndrome - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)
However, ectopic anus with barrel gun perineum is a less common variety. Patients generally present with frequent history of constipation, but may seek medical help for just aesthetic reasons. We present here one such case of an asymptomatic seven years old female with the rare form of anterior ectopic anus with barrel gun perineum without any fistulous communications with an innovative method of demonstration of the anomaly by using ultrasound gel as rectal contrast in MRI pelvis. There are no similar complaints in other siblings. Patient was born as a full term normal vaginal delivery at home. No other significant past history was noted. Urethra was seen in the anterior aspect of the opening and faecal matter in the posterior aspect of the opening.
Reproductive system - female - Uterus and cervix Summary A retroverted uterus means the uterus is tipped backwards so that it aims towards the rectum instead of forward towards the belly. Some women may experience symptoms including painful sex. Treatment options include exercises, a pessary or surgery. In most women, the uterus is tipped forward so that it lies over the bladder, with the top fundus towards the abdominal wall. Another normal variation found in some women is the upright uterus, where the fundus is straight up.
Synonyms of Tethered Cord Syndrome TCS tethered spinal cord syndrome General Discussion Tethered cord syndrome is a stretch-induced functional disorder associated with the fixation tethering effect of inelastic tissue on the caudal spinal cord, limiting its movement. This abnormal attachment is associated with progressive stretching and increased tension of the spinal cord as a child ages, potentially resulting in a variety of neurological and other symptoms. Due to the variation of the growth rate of the spinal cord and the spinal column, the progression of neurological signs and symptoms is highly variable. Some individuals present with tethered cord syndrome at birth so-called congenital , while others develop the symptomatology in infancy or early childhood.