Medical Mondays: Pediatric Colorectal Disorders
On this week’s Medical Mondays video, learn more about pediatric colorectal disorders and how an innovative surgical technique, developed by internationally renowned pediatric surgeon Luis De la Torre, MD, helped a child overcome Hirschsprung’s disease.
Here, you’ll also learn about:
- Symptoms, complications, and treatment of Hirschsprung’s disease
- Pseudo fecal incontinence treatment options
- Pediatric colorectal surgery options
- How to determine if a child has true fecal incontinence
To learn more about pediatric colorectal disorders and treatment options, visit our department website.
Hirschsprung's disease affects the large intestine and can cause constipation and intestinal blockages. Most cases of the disease are identified soon after birth, although some children may not be diagnosed until they are older. Read more about the symptoms, complications, and treatment options for Hirschsprung's disease. Read More
Children with chronic constipation often suffer with pseudo-fecal incontinence. Learn more about how to control chronic constipation with dietary changes, exercise, bowel training, and more. Read More
Currently, there are several surgical options used to treat children with Hirschsprung's disease. The least-invasive approach is called the Transanal Endorectal Pull-through Technique, or TEPT. Read more about this innovative treatment approach. Read More
About four percent of children and teens age 4 to 17 will experience a loss of bowel control, or fecal incontinence, at some point. Read more about how to address the problem. Read More