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Adult Onset Hirschsprung's Disease: A Case Report

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 2)

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Page : 305-307

Keywords : Adult Hirschsprung's disease; chronic constipation; colostomy;

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Background: Hirchsprung's disease is commonly diagnosed in children shortly after birth. It is an uncommon diagnosis in adults and often missdiagnosed. Case: A 29-year-old woman presented with chronic constipation and distended abdomen for over 2 months. After several examinations she was diagnosed with adult Hirchsprung?s Disease. Surgery was performed and a dilated colon was obtained and resected. Biopsy of the dilated segment revealed aganglionic and hypoganglionic cells consistent with the diagnosis of Hirschsprung?s Disease. Conclusion: Although uncommon, Hirschsprung?s Disease should be considered in adults. Early diagnosis and prompt management can provide a good outcome.

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