Pathetic Story Of Baby Born Without Anus And Genitals In Anambra

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A public plea is being made for the case of a baby born in Anambra with a rare condition which leaves him without anus, causing doctors to perforate the baby’s abdomen to eliminate waste.

The baby was born to Mrs Uchenna Ibeh in a private hospital in Onitsha through a Cesarean operation where it was discovered that the baby was utterly deformed with the entire intestine on the surface of the abdomen while the anus and genitals were missing.

They were subsequently referred to the Teaching Hospital,Nnewi where the doctors had to reposition the baby’s intestines and created (perforated) an opening from where urine and feces are eliminated.

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Following the high cost of surgery and other treatments including X-ray and Scan which the couple could not afford,they were reportedly detained for days in the hospital such that when it became obvious to the hospital authorities that they were indigent and helpless, they decided to discharge them.



The condition is called anorectal malformation which causes disorder in the development of the anal canal, rectum and sometimes the genital system. This condition is classified under malformation disorders and occurs during the development of the child in the womb.

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Sometimes emergency measures have to be taken by operating on the baby for the reconstruction of normal anal and genital system structures so that the baby could pass out urine and stools.

This sad situation has left parents of the baby, Mr and Mrs Charles Ibeh whose only source of livelihood is petty trading crumbled and had to stop three of their other children from going to school while living with the agony of the strange medical condition.

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The couple appealed to kind spirited people and organisations,governments and churches all over the world to come to their aid financially and gave their contact address as ,Mr and Mrs Charles and Uchenna Ibeh,No 19b Old Hospital Road,Onitsha,Anambra State,Nigeria. Telephone:08037773562.