The case of congenital rectovesical anastomosis reported here is one of unusual rarity. In books on anatomy, pathology and embryology one finds reference to the condition of imperforate anus as a relatively frequent congenital anomaly. Congenital absence of the anus with associated patent connection between the intestinal and urinary systems is a condition referred to but rarely in the literature and makes this case worthy of consideration.
REPORT OF CASE
History.—F. P., a white boy, aged 2 days, was admitted to the surgical service of the Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, N. J., on July 15, 1932. There was a history of his having passed fecal material by way of the urethra since birth, forty-eight hours previous to admission. Delivery had been normal in every respect. On examination it was found that there was a congenital imperforate anus. There was marked abdominal distention, and the baby was in poor condition.