A new operative approach to total aganglionosis of the colon

S. J. Boley

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Aganglionosis of the entire colon with or without involvement of the small intestine presents special problems in operative management. A new operation is described herein combining the technique of the endorectal pull-through and primary anastomosis with the creation of a reservoir made up of aganglionic right colon and ganglionic small intestine. Decreased fecal fluid and electrolyte losses, and minimization of residual internal sphincter obstruction are advantages of this operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-484
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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