This is the third edition of a comprehensive study of the neuronal disorders of the lower gastrointestinal tract in children. Important new studies and progress in research on bowel motility and motility disorders are covered in detail as well as new aspects concerning the embryology, functional anatomy of the enteric nervous system. In particular new insights have been received from the studies in the genetics of Hirschsprung's disease. Special emphasis is laid on new surgical techniques, especially on the laparoscopic approach in combination with Soave's or Duhamel's technique.
Professor Prem Puri ,MBBS, LRCP, LRCS(Ed), DCH, MS, FRCS, FRCS(Ed),FACS, FC Paed Surg(SA)(Hon), FAAP(Hon), D.Sc(Hon) is the Newman Clinical Research Professor at the University College Dublin School of Medicine and Medical Science and Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at the Beacon Hospital. He is currently the President of the World Federation of Associations of Paediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS) FOUNDATION and Secretary of the International Board of Pediatric Surgical Research. He is Past President of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS), and Past President of the European Paediatric Surgeons Association (EUPSA). He is Editor-in-Chief of Paediatric Surgery International, and also on the Editorial Board of several other journals. He was the Director of Research at the National Children's Research Centre (NCRC), Dublin, Ireland from 1989-2009 and President of the NCRC from 2009-2016.
He has been awarded many Honorary Fellowships, including the American Surgical Association (ASA), American Academy of Paediatrics, American Paediatric Surgical Association, Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Japanese Society of Pediatric Surgeons, and also Argentinean, Austrian, Canadian, Czech, Croatian, Cuban, Indian, South African and Ukrainian paediatric surgical associations.
Professor Puri is known internationally for his research into underlying mechanisms causing birth defects, and innovative treatments, which have benefited children all over the world. He is a multi award-winning researcher whose previous awards include People of the Year Award (Highest Irish National Award), the prestigious Denis Browne Gold Medal by the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons and Rehbein Medal by the European Paediatric Surgeons Association for outstanding contribution to paediatric surgery. He has been a visiting professor to many leading universities all over the world, and invited speaker at over 250 international scientific meetings. He has published 10 books, 147 chapters in textbooks and over 700 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is the Editor of Newborn Surgery regarded as the authoritative book in the field, and the 4th edition is now published, and also of the widely acclaimed Pediatric Surgery (Atlas Series) which is in its 2nd edition. His research has been cited over 20,000 times in peer-reviewed articles.
1. Hirschsprung's Disease: A Historical Perspective2. Development of the Enteric Nervous system3. Functional Anatomy of the Enteric System4. Normal Colonic Morphology and Motor Function5. Animal Models of Hirschsprung's Disease6. Familial Hirschsprung's Disease7. Genetics of Hirschsprung's Disease8. Stem cell Therapy for Enteric neuropathies9. Pathophysiology of Hirschsprung's Disease10. Epidemiology and Clinical Characteristics of Hirschsprung's Disease11. Associated Anomalies and Syndromes in Hirschsprung's Disease12. Association between Hirschsprung's Disease and Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2a13. Hirschsprung's Associated Enterocolitis14. Radiological Diagnosis of Hirschsprung's Disease15. Manometeric Diagnosis of Hirschsprung's Disease16. Rectal Biopsy for the diagnosis of Hirschsprung's Disease17. Histopathological Diagnosis of Hirschsprung's Disease18. Total Colonic Aganglionosis19. Hirschsprung's Disease in adolescents and adults 20. Variants of Hirschsprung's Disease21. Megacystis-Microcolon-Intestinal Hypoperistalsis syndrome22. Degenerative Hollow Visceral Myopathy Mimicking Hirschsprung's Disease23. Transanal Pull-Through operation for rectosigmoid Hirschsprung's Disease24. Laparoscopically Assisted Pull-Through operation for Hirschsprung's Disease25. Redo Surgery for Hirschsprung's Disease26. Early and late Complications following Pull-Through operation for Hirschsprung's Disease27. Morphological Basis of Persistent bowel problems following a properly performed pull-through operation for Hirschsprung's Disease28. Bowel Management for the treatment of Chronic constipation and soiling in patients operated for Hirschsprung's Disease29. Inflammatory Bowel Disease in patients with Hirschsprung's Disease30. Intestinal Transplantation for Total Intestinal Aganglionosis31. Urological and Sexual outcome in patients with Hirschsprung's Disease32. Longterm Outcome and Quality of life after treatment of Hirschsprung's Disease
"The book would be interesting to pediatric and surgical students and residents with a special interest in these conditions, it will be of most interest to pediatric gastroenterology and surgical fellows and those in practice in those specialties. There are current references to new genetics and pathological information that will be of interest to selected specialists in those areas as well. ... This is an excellent book that will be useful to the intended audience." (Vincent R. Adolph, Doody's Book Reviews, August 30, 2019)
The fourth edition of this leading book provides an authoritative, comprehensive and complete account of the neuronal disorders of the lower gastrointestinal tract in children. The book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect major advances that have occurred both in the understanding as well as the treatment of Hirschsprung's disease.
Contents discuss the latest therapies such as stem cell therapies, the epidemiology and association with multiple endocrine neoplasia and approaches to diagnosis such as radiology and manometry as well as Hirschsprung's disease in adolescents and adults.
Surgical approaches are thoroughly covered and include a new chapter on intestinal transplantation options. The follow-up care and long-term outcomes of patients who have undergone therapy are also addressed in this edition.
With several new chapters added and the contents updated and re-worked, this edition is authored by the leading current experts in their respective fields. It is a must-have book for pediatric surgeons, pediatricians, gastroenterologists, and colorectal surgeons.