Imperforated Anus and Nursing Intervention



An anomaly of the anorectal structures which occurs during fetal life. Absence of anal opening.


– Absence of anal opening (during newborn examination)

– no passage of first stool meconium within 24 to 48 hours after birth

– Vomiting

– Abdominal distension after 2 to 3 days of life.

Nursing Intervention

– Support the parents

– NG tube insertion

– Monitor IV therapy

– Position the baby on abdomen or side lying

– Take axillary temperature

– Provide care for child with colostomy

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