Hirschsprung Disease - Current Diagnosis and Management

Indian J Pediatr. 2017 Aug;84(8):618-623. doi: 10.1007/s12098-017-2371-8. Epub 2017 Jun 10.


Hirschsprung disease is a common cause of neonatal and infantile large gut obstruction. It is characterised by varying extent of contiguous aganglionosis extending from the anorectum proximally. Since its recognition, the diagnosis and management has continuously evolved with advances in histological evaluation and surgical techniques. This article summarizes the current modalities of investigation and optimal surgical management of Hirschsprung disease and concludes with a reference to the Indian scenario.

Keywords: Current diagnosis; Hirschsprung disease; Indian; Management.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Hirschsprung Disease / diagnosis*
  • Hirschsprung Disease / pathology
  • Hirschsprung Disease / surgery
  • Hirschsprung Disease / therapy
  • Humans
  • India
  • Manometry / methods
  • Rectum / pathology
  • Rectum / surgery