Anorectal manometry during the neonatal period: its specificity in the diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease.

@article{Emir1999AnorectalMD,
  title={Anorectal manometry during the neonatal period: its specificity in the diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease.},
  author={Haluk Emir and M. Akman and Nuvit Sarimurat and Nilufer Kilic and Ergun Erdoğan and Yunus S{\"o}ylet},
  journal={European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie},
  year={1999},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={101-3}
}
In this study the reliability of anorectal manometry (ARMM) in Hirschsprung's disease (HD) in the neonatal period is evaluated. ARMM was performed in 59 patients (age ranging between 2 to 90 days) in whom HD was suspected. Rectal biopsy was performed in 23 newborn whose rectoanal inhibitory reflex (RAIR) was not identified in the ARMM study and in 13 RAIR-positive newborn due to strong clinical signs supporting HD or persistence of symptoms during their follow-up. Other RAIR-positive patients… CONTINUE READING

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