San Ramon, CA
A 40-year-old male asked:
had surgery to remove part of colon at age 3 for hirshprungs. i had bowel obstruction. how to find it is due to scar tissue or hirshprungs w/o surgery?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Enema and/or Biopsy: Biopsies are usually done before Hirschsprung's disease surgery to ensure that all affected segments are removed. You might indeed have scar tissue or adhesions resulting from your surgery. A contrast enema could help identify areas prone to obstruction. This enema may also identify aganglionic Hirschsprung's sections that may need biopsy before further surgery. GI consultation may be helpful.
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Last updated Jul 9, 2014
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