Hirschsprung's Disease is a childhood gastrointestinal disorder which is often treated surgically. Surgical treatments do not always repair or correct the enterocolitis and debilitating constipation, but it does offer relief. The disease is named after Harold Hirschsprung, who was the first to describe th condition in 1886.
The APHS, for whom I prepared these illustrations, no longer exists. So many distressed parents have written to me over the years, whose children have been diagnosed with this condition, and regarding this brochure, that I would like to provide the only resources I know for assistance and support for this condition:
The American Pediatric Surgical Association: Hirschsprung's Disease article
Comments: These illustrations were designed to accompany a brochure for the American Psuedo-obstruction and Hirschsprung's Disease Society, Inc.
The illustration on the left depicts the general anatomy of the intestines. The illustrations on the right depict the different types of colostomies which might be performed for different cases of Hirschsprung's Disease.
Audience: The brochure is used by the parents of children who have Hirschsprung's Disease.
Laura Maaske, B.Sc., M.Sc.BMC
Racine, WI 53402
Cell: (262) 308-1300
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