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Operations for Hirschsprung’s Disease


Operations for Hirschsprung’s Disease involve removal of intestinal parts without ganglion cells, done mostly laparoscopically by using a laparoscope through the abdomen and operating through the anus. In some cases, multiple operations (staged repair) is required. First, the normal intestine is brought out as a stoma (temporary), bypassing the intestine part without ganglion cells, allowing the stool to drain into a pouch worn outside the body. Months later, the intestinal portion without ganglion cells is removed and the intestine is sewn to close the stoma.