Once the diagnosis of Hirschsprung’s disease (HD) has been confirmed by rectal biopsy examination, the infant should be prepared for laparotomy. Biopsies for frozen sections are taken to determine the level of transition and a colostomy is placed just proximal to the transition zone.


Clostridium Difficile Rectal Stricture Intestinal Neuronal Dysplasia Bowel Control Normal Bowel Habit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Puri
    • 1
  1. 1.Children’s Research Centre, Our Lady’s Children’s HospitalUniversity College of DublinCrumlinIreland

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