Nonoperative treatment of Hirschsprung's disease: a new approach

J Pediatr Surg. 1987 May;22(5):439-42. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3468(87)80265-8.


The approach of the combined traditional Chinese and modern medicinal treatment of Hirschsprung's disease has been applied in 90 cases. Long-term follow-up showed satisfactory results. Of these, 55 cases with a typical history, plus a positive ACHE and x-ray were selected for analysis and discussion, making an over all rate of 78.18%. This treatment is particularly useful for those babies under 1 year of age with a short narrow segment of the rectum. In addition, it would be a good trial procedure for those babies over 1 year old with mild symptoms and the narrow segment just beyond the sigmoidorectal junction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acupuncture Therapy
  • Adenosine Triphosphate / therapeutic use
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Dilatation
  • Female
  • Hirschsprung Disease / drug therapy
  • Hirschsprung Disease / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Medicine, Chinese Traditional*
  • Medicine, East Asian Traditional*


  • Adenosine Triphosphate