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Rectal biopsy for Hirschsprung's disease--are we performing too many?

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BACKGROUND: Rectal biopsy is considered the gold standard for the diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of rectal biopsies performed in our institution, and to determine whether we are performing an adequate number of biopsies in patients presenting with features suggestive of this disease. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of patients who underwent rectal biopsy to exclude Hirschsprung's disease over a seven year period between ...

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10.1055/s-0029-1241820

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Journal:
European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie
Volume:
20
Issue:
2
Pages:
95-97
Publication date:
2010-03-01
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EISSN:
1439-359X
ISSN:
0939-7248
Source identifiers:
244890
Language:
English
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pubs:244890
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pubs:244890
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2012-12-19

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