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Hirschsprung's disease in an infant with colonic atresia and normal fixation of the distal colon.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17270533     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The coexistence of colonic atresia and Hirschsprung's disease presents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Colonic atresia is quickly recognized, and the majority of patients are diverted shortly after birth. The diagnosis of coincident Hirschsprung's disease usually is made after anastomotic failure after restoration of intestinal continuity. A recent compilation of these patients has suggested that Hirschsprung's disease may be predicted on the basis of nonfixation of the colon distal to the atresia. However, we recently cared for an infant with transverse colonic atresia and total colonic aganglionosis associated with normal orientation and fixation of the distal colon.
John M Draus; Charles M Maxfield; Sheldon J Bond
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-02     Completed Date:  2007-02-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e5-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen, Acute / etiology,  surgery
Anastomosis, Surgical
Biopsy, Needle
Colon / abnormalities*
Digestive System Surgical Procedures / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Hirschsprung Disease / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Ileostomy / methods
Infant, Newborn
Intestinal Atresia / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Risk Assessment
Treatment Outcome

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