Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: P | 2009/02/18

Q.

Anal Fissure in Downs baby

my niece is down syndrome and is 9 months old. she has anal fissure and was told by doctors an operation is the only way out. she was born with a hole in her heart and is going to go under anaestethic, will she be fine? will she be affected in any way?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is very unusual for a baby of 9 months who deveops an anal fissure to need an operation. Please get a second opinion.

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