Enterocolitis in Hirschsprung's disease

  title={Enterocolitis in Hirschsprung's disease},
  author={Primo M. R. Carneiro and Russell J L Brereton and David Paul Drake and Edward Matthew Kiely and L. Spitz and Rick R Turnock},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
During the 5 years 1985–1989, 24 (32%) of 76 patients treated for Hirschsprung's disease (HD) developed enterocolitis, this being present at the time of diagnosis in 10 (13%) infants, 7 of whom were neonates. HD presented as necrotizing enterocolitis in 5 neonates, 4 of whom were premature. The enterocolitis developed postoperatively in 14 (18%) patients, in 7 after an enterostomy and in 7 after a pull-through procedure. Recurrent episodes of enterocolitis occurred in 4 of the patients who… CONTINUE READING
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