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Anus, Imperforate

"Anus, Imperforate" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A congenital abnormality characterized by the persistence of the anal membrane, resulting in a thin membrane covering the normal ANAL CANAL. Imperforation is not always complete and is treated by surgery in infancy. This defect is often associated with NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS; MENTAL RETARDATION; and DOWN SYNDROME.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Anus, Imperforate" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Anus, Imperforate" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 27 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2014
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