Megacolon Treatment Without Surgery?
my child is a sufferer of hisrchprung, has been operated up to 4 times, but still has a problem that is megacolon, I want to get an explanation for a perfect cure, please info to be able to consult with the right service provider, mjsdnya aoabyg part doctor should I contact, whether, specialist nervous, internist, or surgeon, thank you for the info
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Congenital megacolon or hisrchprung's disease is a disorder of digestion due to the absence of nerves in the distal colon (the part that moves away from the axis of the body and approaches the rectum) so that the stool cannot move to the rectum to be removed. This condition cannot be treated with medication only and requires surgery. This disease is a congenital disease that is characterized by the baby unable to empty the intestine on the first day of birth. Sometimes in certain cases there are circumstances where symptoms are increasingly visible when the age of the child is getting bigger.
The handling of megacolon is done by pediatric surgeons and the handling is adjusted to the child's needs. In the acute or early phase, the treatment performed is decompression therapy to reduce pain. This method is done by inserting a special tool that is shaped like a tube through the rectum to reduce excessive pressure that occurs in the intestine so that it can reduce pain. This decompression method is carried out with a colonoscopy for optimal results.
If the megacolon does not heal after decompression, further treatment can be carried out surgery, namely by using a colostomy method to make a new hole in the stomach to remove impurities. Another method of operation is colectomy, which removes a part of the large intestine that has been enlarged due to megacolon disease. Consult your child's condition with pediatric surgeons to undergo appropriate treatment, if handled properly, megakolon can be treated perfectly. But also this megacolon can cause complications, namely the appearance of tears in the large intestine if the treatment is limited and not good.
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