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Are there proven ways to help prevent hirschsprung disease?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Congenital condition

Congenital problem with lack of ganglion cells in portions of the large bowel.
Sometimes inherited in some families. There is no way to prevent condition. Therapy is with surgery.

In brief: Congenital condition

Congenital problem with lack of ganglion cells in portions of the large bowel.
Sometimes inherited in some families. There is no way to prevent condition. Therapy is with surgery.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: No

Hirschsprung's disease occurs as the fetus is being formed and the intestine is being populated with nerve cells.
We have identified some chromosomal defects that are associated with hirschsprung's but at this time there is no method to prevent it only treat it.

In brief: No

Hirschsprung's disease occurs as the fetus is being formed and the intestine is being populated with nerve cells.
We have identified some chromosomal defects that are associated with hirschsprung's but at this time there is no method to prevent it only treat it.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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In brief: Hirschprungs

No prevention are known.

In brief: Hirschprungs

No prevention are known.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
Dr. Alexander Barkan
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