The simple technique of rectal mucosal biopsy for the diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease

Ryuichiro Hirose, Yuzo Hirata, Takaharu Yamada, Takashi Kawana, Tomoaki Taguchi, Sachiyo Suita

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Abstract

The new simple technique of rectal mucosal punch biopsy has been used successfully in 170 cases for diagnosing Hirschsprung's disease. The presented punch biopsy method, using a test tube with a side hole and laryngeal biopsy forceps, has proven to be superior to the rectal suction biopsy method associated with several demerits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)942-944
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume28
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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