International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Since Year 2012 | Open Access | Double Blind Reviewed

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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | Indonesia | Volume 10 Issue 2, February 2021


Adult Onset Hirschsprungs Disease: A Case Report

Felicia Adelina Shannen | Andika [10] | I Made Adi Surya Wijaya


Abstract: 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.


Keywords: Adult Hirschsprung's disease, chronic constipation, colostomy, biopsy


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 2, February 2021,


Pages: 305 - 307


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Felicia Adelina Shannen, Andika, I Made Adi Surya Wijaya, "Adult Onset Hirschsprungs Disease: A Case Report", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 10 Issue 2, February 2021, pp. 305-307, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR21203113747

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