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What is the possible complication of Hirschsprung disease after surgery?

What is the possible complication of Hirschsprung disease after surgery?

Most people who undergo surgery for Hirschsprung’s disease recover without problems. Any time a person has a general anesthesia and surgery, however, there is a possibility of complications. These include bleeding, infection or a blockage of the bowel after surgery due to scarring or other factors.

What are three 3 clinical manifestations of Hirschsprung’s disease in an infant?

The main signs and symptoms of Hirschsprung disease are constipation or intestinal obstruction, usually appearing shortly after birth. Most often, an infant or a child with Hirschsprung disease will have other symptoms, including growth failure, swelling of the abdomen, unexplained fever, or vomiting.

What are the long term effects of Hirschsprung disease?

Analysis of long-term function in children after surgical management is difficult. The most commonly encountered problems include constipation, incontinence, enterocolitis and the overall impact of the disease on lifestyle (quality of life). Other complications are less frequent.

Can you still poop with Hirschsprung’s?

Most children treated surgically for Hirschsprung disease have an excellent outcome. Most can pass stool normally and have no lasting complications. A few kids might continue to have symptoms, including constipation and bowel control problems.

What is the prognosis of Hirschsprung disease?

What is the prognosis (outlook) for people who have Hirschsprung disease? Most children with Hirschsprung disease gain weight, grow and thrive after surgery to correct the problem. Rarely, a child may need a second (revisional) pull-through surgery.

Is Hirschsprung an emergency?

They often have fever, appear lethargic and may become dehydrated. This is a life-threatening medical problem for which immediate care is needed. About 75 percent of children with Hirschsprung disease have symptoms of abdominal distension, and about 25 percent have bilious vomiting.

What diagnostic procedure that confirm Hirschsprung’s disease?

Hirschsprung’s disease should be confirmed using rectal suction biopsy. Serial rectal irrigation should be performed before surgery to help prevent enterocolitis. Surgery is the recommended treatment for patients with Hirschsprung’s disease.

Can Hirschsprung’s disease be cured?

Hirschsprung’s disease cannot be cured on its own. It can be fatal for children who do not have surgery. After surgery, most children lead normal lives. They may have minor health problems as a result of the disease.

Can Hirschsprung disease develop in adults?

Hirschsprung disease affects males 3 to 4 times more often than females, although long-segment HSCR has a gender ratio of 1:1. The disorder occurs in approximately one in 5,000 live births. It is usually apparent shortly after birth, but may present in older children and adults.

What are the signs and symptoms of Hirschsprung disease?

Hirschsprung disease – Symptoms that may be present in newborns and infants include 1 Difficulty with bowel movements. 2 Failure to pass meconium shortly after birth. 3 Failure to pass a first stool within 24 to 48 hours after birth. 4 Infrequent but explosive stools. 5 Jaundice. 6 (more items)

What kind of surgery is needed for Hirschsprung disease?

Hirschsprung disease is a life-threatening illness, and treatment requires surgery. Children who have surgery for Hirschsprung disease most often feel better after surgery.

When to donate blood for Hirschsprung’s disease?

In most Hirschsprung’s operations, there is very little blood loss. You child will receive blood only in the rare case of an extreme emergency. If you wish to provide a directed donation of blood, contact our office, 2-3 weeks in advance of the operation. After the operation, your child will have will have very frequent loose stools.

Where are the nerve cells missing in Hirschsprung disease?

Most often, the areas missing the nerve cells are the rectum and the sigmoid colon. However, some children are missing the nerve cells for the entire colon or part of the small intestine. In short-segment Hirschsprung disease, nerve cells are missing from the last part of the large intestine.