Imperforate pronounced im-PURR-for-ate anus means there is no opening for poop stool or feces to leave the body at the end of the digestive tract. This problem can happen in these ways:. Why they happen is not known. Each letter stands for a possible problem:. Girls may have a related problem called cloaca kloh-AY-kuh. This means the rectum, bladder and vagina do not form right.
The origin of the anus
Penile Duplication and Two Anal Openings; Report of a Very Rare Case
Penile duplication diphallus is an extremely rare disorder. It is almost always associated with other malformations like double bladder, exstrophy of the cloacae, imperforate anus, duplication of the rectosigmoid and vertebral deformities. Meanwhile anal canal duplication, the most distal and least common duplication of the digestive tube and is a very rare congenital malformation. A 21 days old Egyptian neonate is reported with complete penile duplication and two scrotums with each one carrying two palpable testes. Both penises have normal shaft with normally located meatus.
Holy crap. Chinese dude lived 55 years without an anus
An imperforate anus is a birth defect that happens while your baby is still growing in the womb. It occurs more often in boys than girls. The rectum, bladder, and vagina of a female baby with an imperforate anus sometimes share one large opening.
By Michael Le Page. In some simple animals, such as jellyfish , the gut has only one opening, which functions as the mouth and anus. It has been known since that comb jellies — which superficially resemble jellyfish, but belong to a separate group called ctenophores — have a through-gut , with a separate mouth and anus.