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Hirschsprung disease presenting as sigmoid volvulus: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23331823     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
While sigmoid volvulus is commonly seen in older patients, it is rarely encountered in children and younger adults. Consequently, heightened awareness of this entity is required to avoid a delay in diagnosis. Among the pediatric and adult cases of colonic volvulus previously reported in the English literature, 23 of the affected individuals have also been diagnosed with Hirschsprung disease (HD). This report describes a 12-year-old male with a history of chronic constipation who presented with vomiting and abdominal distension and was found to have sigmoid volvulus with previously unrecognized HD. The case presentation is followed by a review of the literature describing colonic volvulus secondary to HD in children.
Mary Zeng; John Amodio; Steve Schwarz; Eugene Garrow; Jiliu Xu; Simon S Rabinowitz
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA.
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