• Anal Surgery

    Book Appointment

    Imperforate anus is a congenital defect that is present from birth and is characterized by missing or blocked opening of the anus.


    Symptoms of Imperforate Anus

    • Missing opening to the anus

    • Anal opening very near the vagina

    • No passage of stool within 24 to 48 hours after birth

    • Passage of stool from the vagina, base of penis, scrotum, or urethra

    • Abdominal swelling

    Diagnosis of Imperforate Anus

    The condition is diagnosed during a physical exam and rarely requires imaging tests.

    Laparoscopically assisted anorectal pull-through (LAARP) for Imperforate Anus

    The procedure involves minimal perineal dissection, preservation of the distal rectum, and accurate placement of the rectum within the levator ani and external anal sphincter muscle complex. The laparoscopic repair can be completed in one stage, 2 stages, or 3 stages.

    Advantages of Laparoscopically assisted anorectal pull-through (LAARP) for Imperforate Anus

    • Less pain

    • Shorter operative time

    • Better cosmetic result

    • Shorter hospital stay

    • Lower requirement for intravenous narcotics

    • Faster recovery

    • Negligible risks and complications

    • Less chances of wound infection

    • High success rate

    Authored By DR.R.K.Sinha