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Diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease by punch biopsy of rectum.
  1. P W Pease,
  2. J J Corkery,
  3. A H Cameron


    234 punch biopsy specimens of rectal tissue were taken from 112 children. In 94% of the patients the diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease was confirmed or refuted by the first biopsy. There were no false-positive or false-negative results. One patient developed a serious complication, a pelvic haematoma.

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