Hirschsprung disease

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: 1 day
X-ray

Plain film demonstrates a markedly dilated colon, with no gas in the pelvis / rectum. 

Barium

Stenotic segment is seen at the rectum and recto-sigmoid with proximal dilatation of the proximal colonic segments. 

Case Discussion

Hirschsprung disease in a 1 day old with involvement of most of the colon.

Case courtesy of Bob Cook, MD. Western Memorial Regional Hospital Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

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