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What is the role of anal dilations after endorectal pullthrough in hirschsprung's?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Sometimes needed

Sometimes anal pull through can cause some scarring and narrowing that requires dilatations.

In brief: Sometimes needed

Sometimes anal pull through can cause some scarring and narrowing that requires dilatations.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Sean O Donovan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Stretch the opening

Endorecatl pullthrough leaves an anastomosis (ie.
Connection) just inside the anal opening, which may narrow down, especially if a proximal diverting stoma is used, thus leading to the connection not stretching as it would normally with passage of a bm. Anal dilation can prevent/treat this narrowing.

In brief: Stretch the opening

Endorecatl pullthrough leaves an anastomosis (ie.
Connection) just inside the anal opening, which may narrow down, especially if a proximal diverting stoma is used, thus leading to the connection not stretching as it would normally with passage of a bm. Anal dilation can prevent/treat this narrowing.
Dr. Sean O Donovan
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