Urolithiasis in patients with Hirschsprung's disease


Sarioglu A., Tanyel F. C. , Buyukpamukcu N., Hicsonmez A.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.7, no.3, pp.149-151, 1997 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2008-1071077
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.149-151

Abstract

Although patients with Hirschsprung's disease (HD) carry some factors that increase the risk of urolithiasis this fact seems to be underestimated. Among 302 patients with HD, four patients (1.32%) with urolithiasis were encountered. Since factors increasing the risk of urolithiasis such as urinary tract infection, constipation, vesicoureteral reflux, enteric resections and malabsorption may be encountered during the course of HD, an increased risk of urolithiasis in these patients should be expected.