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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 383-385

Challenges of hirschsprung's disease presenting in an adult: A case report


1 Paediatric Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Abia State University Teaching Hospital Aba, Nigeria
2 Sub-department of Paediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria

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Samuel C Ekpemo
Paediatric Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Abia State University Teaching Hospital Aba Nigeria
Nigeria
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Hirschprung’s disease is rare in adults; it is often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. We present a 34year 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.


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