Hirschsprung disease


Is there a treatment for Hirschsprung Disease?

Yes there is treatment for Hirschsprung disease which usually requires surgery on the colon. The colon, or large intestine, is the last part of the digestive system and transports digested food and liquid from the small intestine to the rectum. The surgery involves removing the part of the colon without nerve cells and connecting the ends of the normal colon, the colon with nerve cells, together. If you have questions about the surgery to treat Hirschsprung disease speak with your or your child's physician, or ask to speak with a surgeon who preforms the surgery.

"Hirschsprung’s Disease" National Organization for Rare Disorders. 2005. https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/hirschsprungs-disease/#standard-therapies

Wesson, David. "Congenital aganglionic megacolon (Hirschsprung disease)" UpToDate. May 2016. Web. 14 Jun. 2016. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/congenital-aganglionic-megacolon-hirschsprung-disease?source=search_result&search=Hirschsprung%E2%80%99s+Disease&selectedTitle=1~6

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