Anal atresia treatment
Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 at 4:44 pm by Williams Hart
Unfortunately, anal atresia, or the birth defect in which there is no opening to or an obstruction of the anus, may only be corrected by surgical intervention. The exact nature of the surgery will vary depending on the severity of the anal atresia, whether it is considered low or high anal atresia.
After high anal atresia is detected in a child, a surgical incision in the large intestine and abdomen, called a colostomy, is made to temporarily provide a way to expel feces. After a couple of months, the intestine will be moved to the sphincter in the area of the anus and a hole will be made in the skin.
For low anal atresia, a surgeon will create a hole in the skin in the location where the anus is supposed to be. Additional surgery may be needed later on to reposition the path of the intestine if the hole is placed in the wrong spot.
Anal atresia is, sadly, a birth defect that is also linked to Zoloft use by mothers while they are pregnant. At Williams Hart, our lawyers work to help those who have unduly developed this defect. Learn how you may be able to obtain compensation by calling (713) 352-7071.