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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-21

The outcome of single-stage management of Hirschsprung's disease at a tertiary care center

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Science, Patna, Bihar, India

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Dr. Zaheer Hasan
ADD- D6/2 Quarter, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Science, Raja Bazar, Patna - 800 014, Bihar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ais.ais_27_20

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Background: Hirschsprung's disease (HD) was initially treated as a multistage procedure. Subsequently, it has been recognized that surgery can be done as a single-stage at an early age as this approach is safe, cost-effective, and avoids the morbidity associated with stomas. We study the effectiveness and safety of single-stage management of HD using Langer's or Georgeson's techniques, to analyze the outcome of surgery, and its comparison with other similar studies. Patients and Method: The study was retrospectively carried out in our institution from October 2016 to September 2019. They were operated in a single-stage either by Langer's procedure or by laparoscopy-assisted Georgeson's procedure. Inclusion criteria were clinically diagnosed cases of HD with an obvious transition zone. Patients without a funnel (on barium enema films) were excluded. Results were analyzed using IBM SPSS statistics 20.00 software. Result: The present series included 28 patients. The mean age of the patients was 16.24 months. Mean intra operative blood loss for Langer's series was 30 ml and Georgeson's series was 20 ml. The mean operative time for Georgeson's procedure was 150 min and for Langer's, it was 90 min. Postoperative enterocolitis 3 (10.7%), persistent constipation 2 (7.5%), and perianal excoriation 9 (32.14%) were some of the important complications noted. Conclusion: Single-stage surgery for HD is safe and avoids the need for multiple operations including stoma and its related complications.

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