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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 293
Anorectal manometry and Hirschsprung's disease

1 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Joseph Ayobabalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State, Nigeria

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Anorectal manometry and Hirschsprung's disease. Afr J Paediatr Surg 2013;10:293

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Anorectal manometry and Hirschsprung's disease. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Oct 27];10:293. Available from:

The recent report on anorectal manometry in following up post-operative Hirschsprung's disease is very interesting. [1] Demirbag et al., concluded that "the majority of the patients have impaired anorectal motility. [1] Indeed, Hirschsprung's disease is a congenital disease which can be confirmed by histopathological defect. The surgical management of this disease is usually for supporting and correction. The resolution of the anorectal function is hardly to be resolved. The use of anorectal manometry might be limitedly useful in post-operative following up of the patients with Hirschsprung's disease. However, the use of anorectal manometry might be useful for classification of the severity of dysganglionosis for help reach diagnosis in the suspicious patients with Hirschsprung's disease. [2],[3]

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1.Demirbag S, Tiryaki T, Purtuloglu T. Importance of anorectal manometry after definitive surgery for Hirschsprung's disease in children. Afr J Paediatr Surg 2013;10:1-4.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Wu XJ, Zhang HY, Li N, Yan MS, Wei J, Yu DH, et al. A new diagnostic scoring system to differentiate Hirschsprung's disease from Hirschsprung's disease-allied disorders in patients with suspected intestinal dysganglionosis. Int J Colorectal Dis 2013.  Back to cited text no. 2
3.Zhou XL, Chen FB, Ou BY, Zhang XP, Jiang MZ. Evaluation of clinical value of anorectal manometry for diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease in neonate. Zhonghua Er Ke Za Zhi 2004;42:681-3.  Back to cited text no. 3

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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.120885

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