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JAAPA. 2016 Apr;29(4):24-9. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000481397.68475.41.

Surgical management for Hirschsprung disease: A review for primary care providers.

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Holly L. Green practices pediatric surgery in the Division of Surgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Calif. Denise Rizzolo is a clinical assistant professor in the PA program at Pace University in New York City and an associate professor in the PA program at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. Mary Austin is a pediatric surgeon in the Department of Surgical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Tex. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.


Primary care providers may encounter infants and children with Hirschsprung disease, a congenital colonic defect. Although primarily a surgical problem, the disease requires extensive supportive care and a multidisciplinary approach that often extends beyond surgical correction. This article reviews the management of Hirschsprung disease.

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