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Clinical Examinations of the Rectoanal Inhibitory Reflex Correlated with Anography Findings, Histopathological Findings, and Clinical Outcomes

Granéli, Christina LU ; Stenström, Pernilla LU ; Börjesson, Anna LU and Arnbjörnsson, Einar LU (2014) In Surgery: Current Research 4(6).
Abstract
The diagnostic method for Hirschsprung’s disease (HD) involves rectal biopsy to determine the presence of

histopathological findings for aganglionosis. Contrast enema (CE) and anorectal manometry help to support the

indication for biopsies. Patients with HD lack a rectoanal inhibitory reflex (RAIR) that can be studied using manometry,

ultrasound, or a modified contrast enema (CE), which provokes the RAIR with an injection of cold fluid. A question that

arises is whether the RAIR also could be visualized with only a specific clinical examination.
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Hirschsprung’s disease, Aganglionosis, Diagnostic, Rectoanal inhibitory reflex (RAIR), Radiology, Modified contrast enema, Clinical examination, Neonatal surgery
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Surgery: Current Research
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4
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6
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OMICS
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2161-1076
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10.4172/2161-1076.1000213
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English
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histopathological findings for aganglionosis. Contrast enema (CE) and anorectal manometry help to support the <br/><br>
indication for biopsies. Patients with HD lack a rectoanal inhibitory reflex (RAIR) that can be studied using manometry, <br/><br>
ultrasound, or a modified contrast enema (CE), which provokes the RAIR with an injection of cold fluid. A question that <br/><br>
arises is whether the RAIR also could be visualized with only a specific clinical examination.},
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  author       = {Granéli, Christina and Stenström, Pernilla and Börjesson, Anna and Arnbjörnsson, Einar},
  issn         = {2161-1076},
  keyword      = {Hirschsprung’s disease,Aganglionosis,Diagnostic,Rectoanal inhibitory reflex (RAIR),Radiology,Modified contrast enema,Clinical examination,Neonatal surgery},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  publisher    = {OMICS},
  series       = {Surgery: Current Research},
  title        = {Clinical Examinations of the Rectoanal Inhibitory Reflex Correlated with Anography Findings, Histopathological Findings, and Clinical Outcomes},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2161-1076.1000213},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2014},
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