Anorectal Malformation

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1st Birthday of Little Arjunuday, inspiration behind Uday Foundation celebrated with Brief Session on Congenital Defects covering 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.

Approximately 50% of babies with anorectal malformations have other coexisting abnormalities. These commonly include:

  • Spinal abnormalities, such as hemivertebra, absent vertebra and tethered spinal cord
  • Kidney and urinary tract malformations
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Tracheal and esophageal defects and disorders
  • Limb (particularly forearm) defects

Uday Foundation’s Counseling & Support on Anorectal Malformation

A team of dedicated pediatric surgeons, parents of effected babies and international support group is always ready to help you in following areas:-

  • Individual counselling by telephone or in person
  • Community awareness projects & campaigns
  • Information & referral to private or specialised government hospital
  • Answers to your questions through email.
  • Financial assistance in treatment.
  • Equal right to education

Important topics on Anorectal Malformations

Resource and International Support Groups