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What are the tests for hirchsprung's disease?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
4 doctors agree
In brief: Xray and biopsy
Infants suspected of hirschsprung's will need a barium enema or lower GI series to study the large intestine.
If suspicious then a biopsy of the lining of the rectum is required to assess whether ganglion cells are present. If the nerve cells are absent then one is diagnosed with hirschsprung's disease and additional surgery can be undertaken to cure the patient.

In brief: Xray and biopsy
Infants suspected of hirschsprung's will need a barium enema or lower GI series to study the large intestine.
If suspicious then a biopsy of the lining of the rectum is required to assess whether ganglion cells are present. If the nerve cells are absent then one is diagnosed with hirschsprung's disease and additional surgery can be undertaken to cure the patient.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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Abdominal x -rays.X-ray using a contrast dye (barium enema), measuring control of the muscles around the rectum.Removing a sample of colon tissue for testing.( biopsy).

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Abdominal x -rays.X-ray using a contrast dye (barium enema), measuring control of the muscles around the rectum.Removing a sample of colon tissue for testing.( biopsy).
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Usually enema/biopsy
Usual test for Hirschsprung disease is barium enema.
If pattern on enema suspicious for disease, biopsies of rectum and colon performed looking for presence or absence of ganglion cells.Rectal manometry is used by some gastroenterologists. Pressure differences between ganglionic and aganglionic segments.

In brief: Usually enema/biopsy
Usual test for Hirschsprung disease is barium enema.
If pattern on enema suspicious for disease, biopsies of rectum and colon performed looking for presence or absence of ganglion cells.Rectal manometry is used by some gastroenterologists. Pressure differences between ganglionic and aganglionic segments.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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