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What are the tests for hirschsprung disease?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Xrays
The initial test would be a low segment barium enema which evaluates the calibre and anatomy of the colon.
If this test is suggestive then a rectal biopsy is required and is the gold standard.

In brief: Xrays
The initial test would be a low segment barium enema which evaluates the calibre and anatomy of the colon.
If this test is suggestive then a rectal biopsy is required and is the gold standard.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Charles Vinocur
Not all patients need a contrast enema. In some, biopsy is all that is required
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.

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.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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