The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 84, Issue 8, pp 618–623

Hirschsprung Disease — Current Diagnosis and Management

Review Article

Abstract

Hirschsprung disease is a common cause of neonatal and infantile large gut obstruction. It is characterised by varying extent of contiguous aganglionosis extending from the anorectum proximally. Since its recognition, the diagnosis and management has continuously evolved with advances in histological evaluation and surgical techniques. This article summarizes the current modalities of investigation and optimal surgical management of Hirschsprung disease and concludes with a reference to the Indian scenario.

Keywords

Hirschsprung disease Current diagnosis Management Indian 

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgerySt. John’s Medical College & HospitalBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of PathologySt. John’s Medical CollegeBangaloreIndia

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