• Comparison of clinical outcomes after total transanal and laparoscopic assisted endorectal pull-through in patients with rectosigmoid Hirschsprung disease

    7 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    Endorectal pull-through , either total transanal or laparoscopic assisted , are currently the two most common operative procedures to treat rectosigmoid Hirschsprung's disease. TERPT is the least invasive procedure with no transabdominal dissection and no visible scars. Furthermore, TERPT is suggested to have shorter operative time and faster recovery as well as being less expensive than LERPT. However, there are concerns that TERPT causes more anal sphincter damage because the exposure of the anal canal is longer and more forceful when the whole operation is performed through the anus .
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