Hirschsprungs Disease

Hirschsprung's disease is a condition caused by the absence of ganglion cells in the myenteric plexus which causes a mechanical obstruction. The most commonly affected area is the rectosigmoid region. Its typical presentation is as a failure to pass meconium during the first 24 hrs after birth, or it can also present as chronic constipation during the first year after birth. Diagnosis is confirmed by suction rectal biopsy with pathologic findings of the absence of ganglion cells in the myenteric plexus, increased cholinesterase staining and nerve bundle hypertrophy. Treatment involves resection of the affected bowel, with frozen section biopsy of the ostomy to ensure that there are ganglion cells present. Pull-through anastomosis is performed approximately 3 to 6 months later.

Pregnancy Diet Plan

Pregnancy Diet Plan

The first trimester is very important for the mother and the baby. For most women it is common to find out about their pregnancy after they have missed their menstrual cycle. Since, not all women note their menstrual cycle and dates of intercourse, it may cause slight confusion about the exact date of conception. That is why most women find out that they are pregnant only after one month of pregnancy.

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