Rectal suction biopsy for the diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease.

@article{Andrassy1981RectalSB,
  title={Rectal suction biopsy for the diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease.},
  author={Richard J. Andrassy and Hart Isaacs and Jordan J. Weitzman},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1981},
  volume={193 4},
  pages={419-24}
}
The diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease is at times difficult, particularly in the young patient. Since 1972 we have used rectal suction biopsy as a screening technique in neonates and infants with failure to pass meconium or evidence of obstruction. In addition, it is used to confirm the diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease when suspected by barium enema… CONTINUE READING