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Swenson's operation for neonatal Hirschsprung's disease.
Eur J Surg. 1993 Sep; 159(9):487-9.EJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To describe our experience with Swenson's operation for Hirschsprung's disease done during the neonatal period.

DESIGN

Retrospective study.

SETTING

University department of paediatric surgery.

SUBJECTS

10 Neonates with Hirschsprung's disease.

INTERVENTIONS

Rectosigmoidectomy and pull through (Swenson's operation), with covering transverse colostomy.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

Mortality, morbidity, and continence.

RESULTS

The median age at definitive operation was 25 days (range 15-35). There was one late death three weeks after discharge from hospital of respiratory and cardiac failure. Two patients presented with caecal perforation and two with intestinal obstruction; in all four Hirschsprung's disease was diagnosed on frozen section, a transverse colostomy was done, and the Swenson's operation was done electively. The other six were diagnosed by barium enema examination and biopsy, and underwent total bowel irrigation followed by Swenson's operation and transverse colostomy. The colostomies were closed three to four weeks later. There were no postoperative complications. All nine surviving patients were continent (3-4 stools/day), at a mean (SD) follow up of 21 (5) months.

CONCLUSION

With the current high standards of anaesthesia and neonatal intensive care, and an experienced surgeon, Swenson's operation for neonatal Hirschsprung's disease is safe and the procedure of choice for this condition.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8274557

Citation

Küçükaydin, M, et al. "Swenson's Operation for Neonatal Hirschsprung's Disease." The European Journal of Surgery = Acta Chirurgica, vol. 159, no. 9, 1993, pp. 487-9.
Küçükaydin M, Okur H, Turan C, et al. Swenson's operation for neonatal Hirschsprung's disease. Eur J Surg. 1993;159(9):487-9.
Küçükaydin, M., Okur, H., Turan, C., Içer, M., Zorlu, M., & Kazez, A. (1993). Swenson's operation for neonatal Hirschsprung's disease. The European Journal of Surgery = Acta Chirurgica, 159(9), 487-9.
Küçükaydin M, et al. Swenson's Operation for Neonatal Hirschsprung's Disease. Eur J Surg. 1993;159(9):487-9. PubMed PMID: 8274557.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Swenson's operation for neonatal Hirschsprung's disease. AU - Küçükaydin,M, AU - Okur,H, AU - Turan,C, AU - Içer,M, AU - Zorlu,M, AU - Kazez,A, PY - 1993/9/1/pubmed PY - 1993/9/1/medline PY - 1993/9/1/entrez SP - 487 EP - 9 JF - The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica JO - Eur J Surg VL - 159 IS - 9 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with Swenson's operation for Hirschsprung's disease done during the neonatal period. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: University department of paediatric surgery. SUBJECTS: 10 Neonates with Hirschsprung's disease. INTERVENTIONS: Rectosigmoidectomy and pull through (Swenson's operation), with covering transverse colostomy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Mortality, morbidity, and continence. RESULTS: The median age at definitive operation was 25 days (range 15-35). There was one late death three weeks after discharge from hospital of respiratory and cardiac failure. Two patients presented with caecal perforation and two with intestinal obstruction; in all four Hirschsprung's disease was diagnosed on frozen section, a transverse colostomy was done, and the Swenson's operation was done electively. The other six were diagnosed by barium enema examination and biopsy, and underwent total bowel irrigation followed by Swenson's operation and transverse colostomy. The colostomies were closed three to four weeks later. There were no postoperative complications. All nine surviving patients were continent (3-4 stools/day), at a mean (SD) follow up of 21 (5) months. CONCLUSION: With the current high standards of anaesthesia and neonatal intensive care, and an experienced surgeon, Swenson's operation for neonatal Hirschsprung's disease is safe and the procedure of choice for this condition. SN - 1102-4151 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8274557/Swenson's_operation_for_neonatal_Hirschsprung's_disease_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/3429 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -