Hirschsprung's disease

Last updated: Friday, 06, August, 2010
ManifestationsAppropriate Tests

Delayed passage of mecanium

Clinical diagnosis, with diagnostic imaging; diagnosis must be confirmed by colorectal biopsy.

Intraoperative frozen section may be considered - consult pathologist.

Fresh tissue may be submitted for acetyl cholinesterase immunohistochemistry.

Abdominal distension

Neuronal intestinal dysplasia - can mimic Hirschsprung's disease