A new method of transanal catheter fixation for neonates with long segment-type Hirschsprung's disease

Ryuichiro Hirose, Ken Ichi Kouhashi, Risa Teshiba, Takaharu Yamada, Yutaka Hayashida

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Abstract

We managed long-segment aganglionosis in two neonates by performing colonic irrigation through an indwelling transanal catheter for 65 and 30 days, respectively, until a laparoscopy-assisted primary pull-through operation could be performed. The catheter was fixed by tying it to the tubes, criss-crossed at the anus, and securing the opposite ends of the tubes away from the diaper. This form of management with our devised method of transanal catheter fixation and simple frequent tube washouts improved the preoperative quality of life of both the babies and their parents remarkably.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery today
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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