Challenges of Hirschsprung’s disease presenting in an adult: a case report

  • Samuel C. Ekpemo
  • Uchechukwu O. Ezomike
  • Sebastain O. Ekenze

Abstract

Hirschprung’s disease is rare in adults; it is often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. We present a 34 year old man illustrating the clinical characteristic of the pathology, the diagnostic clues and assessing the therapeutic approach. Definitive diagnosis is established on histology specimen from the rectum and the disease was confined to the rectosigmoid .Treatment involved sigmoid colostomy, anterior resection with colorectal anastomosis with a posterior myotomy.
Published
2018-08-07
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2667-0526
print ISSN: 1115-2613