Total colonic aganglionosis with or without small bowel involvement: an analysis of 137 patients.

@article{Ikeda1986TotalCA,
  title={Total colonic aganglionosis with or without small bowel involvement: an analysis of 137 patients.},
  author={Keisuke Ikeda and Shinichi Goto},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={319-22}
}
A total of 137 patients with total colonic aganglionosis involving or not involving the small intestine (TCSA) were analyzed to clarify the recent trends of TCSA in Japan. The percent of TCSA out of all types of Hirschsprung's disease was 8.4%. Male to female ratio in TCSA was 1.5:1. Open biopsy was relatively frequent for diagnosis, the rate being 40.9%. A total of 67.4% of the TCSA patients were diagnosed in the first month of life. Seventy-two percent of the patients underwent enterostomy in… CONTINUE READING