Hirschsprung’s Disease

In this episode with the help of Dr. Bryan Dicken, Pediatric General Surgeon, 4th year medical student Alessia Gallipoli discusses Hirschsprung’s disease, a condition affecting the large bowel that causes difficulty in passing stool and can lead to obstructive symptoms, most commonly in young infants.

After listening to this episode, learners should be able to:

  1. Define Hirschsprung’s Disease and understand why it is important to pick up in a pediatric patient.
  2. Be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of Hirschsprung’s Disease
  3. Know the diagnostic features of the disease and what tests to order
  4. Be familiar with the treatment of Hirschsprung’s Disease


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