Nonoperative treatment of Hirschsprung's disease: a new approach
Author(s):, , , , ,
Journal/Book: Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 1987; 22(5): 439-442.
Abstract: The approach of the combined traditional Chinese and modern medicinal treatment of Hirschsprung's disease has been applied in 90 cases. Long-term follow-up showed satisfactory results. Of these, 55 cases with a typical history, plus a positive ACHE and x-ray were selected for analysis and discussion, making an over all rate of 78.18%. This treatment is particularly useful for those babies under 1 year of age with a short narrow segment of the rectum. In addition, it would be a good trial procedure for those babies over 1 year old with mild symptoms and the narrow segment just beyond the sigmoidorectal junction.