Does transitional zone pull-through in Hirschsprung's disease imply a poor prognosis?

@article{Farrugia2003DoesTZ,
  title={Does transitional zone pull-through in Hirschsprung's disease imply a poor prognosis?},
  author={M. K. Farrugia and Nicholas E Alexander and Simon F J Clarke and Ruth M Nash and Eric A. Nicholls and Keith Holmes},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 12},
  pages={1766-9}
}
PURPOSE Accurate frozen section interpretation of intraoperative biopsies is critical to the success of the Duhamel procedure. Errors during sampling or interpretation may result in an abnormal pull-through. The authors' aim was to determine the incidence and outcome of transitional zone pull-through (TZPT). METHODS Ninety-six children who underwent a Duhamel procedure between January 1987 and May 2002 were followed up prospectively. The outcome of 18 children with TZPT was compared… CONTINUE READING

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