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March 1934


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Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(3):593-595. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960100119015

The case of congenital rectovesical anastomosis reported here is one of unusual rarity. In books on anatomy, pathology and embryology one finds reference to the condition of imperforate anus as a relatively frequent congenital anomaly. Congenital absence of the anus with associated patent connection between the intestinal and urinary systems is a condition referred to but rarely in the literature and makes this case worthy of consideration.

REPORT OF CASE  History.—F. P., a white boy, aged 2 days, was admitted to the surgical service of the Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, N. J., on July 15, 1932. There was a history of his having passed fecal material by way of the urethra since birth, forty-eight hours previous to admission. Delivery had been normal in every respect. On examination it was found that there was a congenital imperforate anus. There was marked abdominal distention, and the baby was in poor condition.

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