A member 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?

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Dr. Philip Ewing answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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.

Answered Jul 9, 2014



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