Screening Hirschsprung's disease by anorectal manometry

M. S. Kong*, J. N. Lin, J. H. Chuang, K. L. Wang

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To evaluate the possibility of using anorectal manometry for screening Hirschsprung's disease (HD), 39 pediatric patients with constipation or HD were investigated manometrically. The diagnosis of HD was based on the patient's clinical course, rectal suction biopsies, and barium enema. The overall accuracy of anorectal manometry as a discriminative test was 91%. The sensitivity and specificity of manometric studies for the diagnosis of HD were 100% and 86%, respectively. Our results suggest that anorectal manometry is a reliable test for detecting HD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Hirschsprung's disease
  • anorectal manometry
  • constipation


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