Hirschsprung Disease - Initial Management

Pediatric Surgery
Dr. Jason Frischer, pediatric surgeon at Cincinnati Children hospital, presents a few cases that generate discussion among panel members. Case 1 involves a newborn with increased abdominal distention and no meconium in the last 48 hours. A plan of action to approach this situation was debated for transanal dissection, laproscopic biopsy, mobilization of colon, open biopsy, or leveling colostomy. Additional topics covered include complications after Hirschsprung Disease-obstuctive symptoms versus soiling.