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Hirschsprung’s Disease

  • Vincenzo Jasonni
  • Alessio Prato


Although sporadic reports of patients with suggestive clinical features date back to the seventeenth century, the first telling and concise description of the disease is that of Sir Harald Hirschsprung, a Danish pediatrician who reported the details of his series of two patients at the Society of Pediatrics in Berlin in 1886.


Imperforate Anus Total Colonic Aganglionosis Intestinal Neuronal Dysplasia Familial Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Rectal Suction Biopsy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincenzo Jasonni
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alessio Prato
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgeryUniversity of GenoaItaly
  2. 2.Giannina Gaslini InstituteGenoaItaly

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