Long-term results of the Duhamel technique are superior to those of the transanal pullthrough: A study of fecal continence and quality of life.

@article{Tannuri2017LongtermRO,
  title={Long-term results of the Duhamel technique are superior to those of the transanal pullthrough: A study of fecal continence and quality of life.},
  author={Ana Cristina Aoun Tannuri and Mariana Aparecida Elisei Ferreira and Arthur Loguetti Mathias and Uenis Tannuri},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={449-453}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The Duhamel and transanal pull-through (TAPT) techniques have been commonly used for the treatment of children with Hirschsprung disease (HD). However, despite adequate treatment, some patients present with fecal incontinence that severely affects the quality of life (QoL) and lead to psychiatric disorders. The objectives of the present… CONTINUE READING