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Hirschsprung’s Disease in Barbados: A 16-year Review

The referral patterns to one of the centres in the Caribbean offering definitive surgery for Hirschsprung’s disease is outlined and the surgical outcome reported. Factors responsible for the lack of use of more advanced surgical techniques are discussed as well as factors that may contribute to earlier diagnosis.


Objective: To assess the surgical outcome of patients with Hirschsprung’s disease (HD) who were treated in Barbados, establish referral patterns and identify factors which can lead to better management.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013
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