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Hirschsprung's Disease and Allied Disorders

  • Prem Puri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. M. E. Höllwarth, J. L. Grosfeld
    Pages 1-17
  3. Udo Rolle, Prem Puri
    Pages 19-29
  4. Michael D. Gershon, Hiroki Nakamura
    Pages 31-76
  5. Philip K. Frykman, Stephanie Chen, Deven C. Patel, James Christensen
    Pages 77-95
  6. Julia Brendel, Prem Puri
    Pages 97-113
  7. Prem Puri, Hiroki Nakamura
    Pages 115-119
  8. Paul K. H. Tam, Clara S. M. Tang, Maria-Mercè Garcia-Barceló
    Pages 121-131
  9. Conor J. McCann, Allan M. Goldstein, Ryo Hotta, Nikhil Thapar, Robert M. W. Hofstra, Alan J. Burns
    Pages 133-152
  10. Anne Marie O’Donnell, Sandra Montedonico, Prem Puri
    Pages 153-166
  11. Laura V. Veras, Ankush Gosain
    Pages 209-223
  12. Roisin Hayes, Jerry Kelleher
    Pages 225-231
  13. Eleni Athanasakos, Stewart Cleeve
    Pages 233-248
  14. Florian Friedmacher, Prem Puri
    Pages 249-254
  15. Raj P. Kapur
    Pages 255-281
  16. Shilpa Sharma, Devendra K. Gupta
    Pages 297-303

About this book


The fourth edition of this leading book provides an authoritative, comprehensive and complete account of the neuronal disorders of the lower gastrointestinal tract in children. The book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect major advances that have occurred both in the understanding as well as the treatment of Hirschsprung’s disease. 

Contents discuss the latest therapies such as stem cell therapies, the epidemiology and association with multiple endocrine neoplasia and approaches to diagnosis such as radiology and manometry as well as Hirschsprung’s disease in adolescents and adults.

Surgical approaches are thoroughly covered and include a new chapter on intestinal transplantation options. The follow-up care and long-term outcomes of patients who have undergone therapy are also addressed in this edition.

With several new chapters added and the contents updated and re-worked, this edition is authored by the leading current experts in their respective fields. It is a must-have book for pediatric surgeons, pediatricians, gastroenterologists, and colorectal surgeons.


Hirschsprung’s Disease Bowel Motility Enteric Nervous System Chronic Constipation Ganglia Histology and Pathohistology of the Bowel Intestinal Neuronal Dysplasia anatomy gastrointestinal tract pathophysiology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Prem Puri
    • 1
  1. 1.National Children’s Research CentreOur Lady’s Childrens Hospital, University College DublinDublinIreland

About the editors

Professor Prem Puri ,MBBS, LRCP, LRCS(Ed), DCH, MS, FRCS, FRCS(Ed),FACS, FC Paed Surg(SA)(Hon), FAAP(Hon), D.Sc(Hon)  is the Newman Clinical Research Professor at the University College Dublin School of Medicine and Medical Science and Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at the Beacon Hospital.  He is currently the President of the World Federation of Associations of Paediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS) FOUNDATION and Secretary of the International Board of Pediatric Surgical Research.  He is Past President of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS), and Past President of the European Paediatric Surgeons Association (EUPSA).  He is Editor-in-Chief of Paediatric Surgery International, and also on the Editorial Board of several other journals.  He was the Director of Research at the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC), Dublin, Ireland from 1989–2009 and President of the NCRC from 2009–2016.

He has been awarded many Honorary Fellowships, including the American Surgical Association (ASA), American Academy of Paediatrics, American Paediatric Surgical Association, Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Japanese Society of Pediatric Surgeons, and also Argentinean, Austrian, Canadian, Czech, Croatian, Cuban, Indian, South African and Ukrainian paediatric surgical associations.

Professor Puri is known internationally for his research into underlying mechanisms causing birth defects, and innovative treatments, which have benefited children all over the world. He is a multi award-winning researcher whose previous awards include People of the Year Award (Highest Irish National Award), the prestigious Denis Browne Gold Medal by the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons and Rehbein Medal by the European Paediatric Surgeons Association for outstanding contribution to paediatric surgery. He has been a visiting professor to many leading universities all over the world, and invited speaker at over 250 international scientific meetings. He has published 10 books, 147 chapters in textbooks and over 700 articles in peer-reviewed journals.  He is the Editor of Newborn Surgery regarded as the authoritative book in the field, and the 4th edition is now published, and also of the widely acclaimed Pediatric Surgery (Atlas Series) which is in its 2nd edition. His research has been cited over 20,000 times in peer-reviewed articles.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Hirschsprung's Disease and Allied Disorders
  • Editors Prem Puri
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-15646-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-15649-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-15647-3
  • Edition Number 4
  • Number of Pages XX, 462
  • Number of Illustrations 60 b/w illustrations, 73 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published by Hippokrates Verlag GmbH, Thieme-Stratton Inc., New York, 1982
  • Topics Pediatric Surgery
    Colorectal Surgery
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“The book would be interesting to pediatric and surgical students and residents with a special interest in these conditions, it will be of most interest to pediatric gastroenterology and surgical fellows and those in practice in those specialties. There are current references to new genetics and pathological information that will be of interest to selected specialists in those areas as well. … This is an excellent book that will be useful to the intended audience.” (Vincent R. Adolph, Doody's Book Reviews, August 30, 2019)