Minimally Invasive Techniques for Hirschsprung Disease

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Background: Surgical treatment of Hirschsprung disease (HD) evolved in the last decades with the introduction of new innovative minimally invasive techniques. The aim of present study is to compare the results from two centers, applying similar minimal access approaches, total transanal endorectal pull-through (TEPT) and laparoscopic-assisted transanal pull-through (LA-TAPT). Materials and Methods: Data of all patients admitted between January 2011 and December 2016 in two Italian referral Hospitals for HD were retrospectively collected and analyzed. Exclusion criteria were as follows: redo procedure, patients with total colonic aganglionosis (ileostomy), patients lost at follow-up, or missing data. Patients who underwent TEPT and LA-TAPT were compared for gestational age, birth weight, age and weight at surgery, associated malformation, genetic syndrome, length of hospital stay, and early postoperative complications (within 30 days). Statistical analysis: Fisher's test and Mann-Whitney test; statistical significance set at P 
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1605-1608
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques - Part A
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2019


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