Nationwide Survey of Japan in Hirschsprung’s Disease

  • Tomoaki TaguchiEmail author
  • Satoshi Obata
  • Satoshi Ieiri


We previously performed three nationwide surveys of the cases treated between 1978 and 1982 (Group 1) [1], between 1988 and 1992 (Group 2), and between 1998 and 2002 (Group 3) [2]. To clarify the changing profile of Hirschsprung’s disease (HD) in Japan, we carried out a fourth nationwide survey for the cases between 2008 and 2012 (Group 4) [3] and compared these findings with those of the previously performed studies (Groups 1, 2, and 3).



The authors wish to thank all of the doctors in the 156 pediatric surgery departments at major universities and hospitals throughout Japan for replying to the questionnaires (Appendix). This study was supported by a grant from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan (Health and Labour Sciences Research Grants for Research on Intractable Diseases (H26-045)).

Conflict of Interest: None.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomoaki Taguchi
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Satoshi Obata
    • 1
    • 2
  • Satoshi Ieiri
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.The Japanese Study Group for Hirschsprung’s DiseaseFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric Surgery, Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Faculty of Medical SciencesKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Pediatric Surgery, Field of Developmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental SciencesKagoshima UniversityKagoshimaJapan

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