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Updates in: Hirschsprung’s Disease and Anorectal Malformations - Abstract

Keren Sloan, Silke Wagener

 

Abstract

The commonest congenital disorders causing distal intestinal obstruction are Hirschsprungs disease and anorectal malformations. In Hirschsprungs disease aganglionoisis of the distal bowel leads to functional obstruction; anorectal malformations comprise a spectrum of congenital anatomical anomalies that cause obstruction. Both conditions can lead to long-term symptoms, including constipation and incontinence and require on-going follow-up after initial surgical management. This article summarizes both conditions, focusing on clinical assessment and management.

Keywords: constipation, paediatric colorectal, Hirschsprung disease, anorectal malformation, VACTERL

 

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