Nursing Diagnosis for Anal Atresia

Anal atresia: Congenital absence of an opening at the bottom end of the intestinal tract. Also called imperforate anus. Occurs in about 1 in 5,000 births. It is corrected by surgery.

Atresia refers here to the absence of a normal opening.

Nursing Diagnosis for Anal Atresia
  1. Impaired Urinary Elimination related to Dysuria
  2. Risk of infection related to feces into the urethra, the microorganisms enter the urinary tract.
  3. Impaired nutrition: less than body requirements related to nausea, vomiting, anorexia.
  4. Pain related to postoperative tissue trauma.
  5. Risk of infection related to inadequate care, postoperative tissue trauma.
  6. Risk for Impaired Skin Integrity related to defecation pattern changes, not spending.

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