| ORIGINAL ARTICLE
|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 5 | Page : 269-275
Modified duhamel's two-staged procedure for hirschsprung's disease: Further modifications for improved outcomes
Nitin James Peters, Prema Menon, KL N. Rao, Ram Samujh
Department of Pediatric Surgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
Aims and Objectives: We studied the short- and long-term outcomes and quality of life (QOL) in patients undergoing a two-staged modified Duhamel's procedure for Hirschsprung's disease.
Materials and Methods: Patients who had undergone this modified procedure, with initial Hartmann's procedure based on contrast enema, followed by bowel preparation and low colo-anal anastomosis below the dentate line were included. The patient who underwent this procedure over 10 years with a minimum 2-year follow-up were analysed based on an interview-based questionnaire.
Results: Of the 152 patients, 69 responded. Mean age at the time of interview was 7.72 ± 3.04 years with mean follow-up of 4.9 years (2–11 years). Perineal excoriation and soiling was present in 60.9% and 36.2% of patients initially which reduced to 0 and 4.3% by the end of 2 years. In the first 6 months, postoperative period, 15.9% of patients had constipation and 78.2% had altered stool consistency. Good fecal continence score was present in 97.1% of patients in the long term. About 95.4% had good QOL scores. There was no mortality in this series.
Conclusions: Although short-term outcomes showed altered bowel function, soiling, and perineal excoriation, this improved significantly in the long term, with good QOL scores in the majority.
Dr. Nitin James Peters
#5417, 5th Floor D Block, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Advanced Pediatric Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh - 160 012
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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