Experience with primary Swenson resection and pull-through for neonatal Hirschsprung's disease

Over a 5-year period (1984–1989), 25 infants underwent a primary neonatal Swenson resection and pull-through procedure for Hirschsprung's disease. There was no mortality and morbidity was limited to 3 infants, 1 of whom developed a rectourethral fistula. We conclude that with modern anaesthesia and monitoring, a primary reparative operation is a safe and… CONTINUE READING