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Ganglion cells in Hirschsprungs disease

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629350/the-utility-of-the-hematoxylin-and-eosin-staining-in-patients-with-suspected-hirschsprung-disease
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Josephine Amanda Setiadi, Andi Dwihantoro, Kristy Iskandar, Didik Setyo Heriyanto, Gunadi
BACKGROUND: While immunohistochemistry (IHC) methods have been widely conducted for the diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) in developed countries, there are very few studies on their use in developing countries where hematoxylin and eosin (HE) staining is a key element of the diagnosis of HSCR. We aimed to determine the accuracy of HE staining in the diagnosis of HSCR using S100 IHC as the reference standard in Indonesia. METHODS: All histopathology performed for the suspicion of HSCR patients from January 2013 to August 2015 in Dr...
June 19, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562483/investigation-of-the-expression-of-apoptosis-inducing-factor-mediated-apoptosis-in-hirschsprung-s-disease
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Xin Ge, Chunyan Hu, Qingqing Guo, Wei Li, Yuying Zhao, Weili Yang, Yudu Wang, Peng Li, Ya Gao, Qiang Huang
One of the widely accepted hypotheses of Hirschsprung's disease (HD) is that the absence of ganglion cells in the distal part of the intestine is caused by the death of enteric neural crest-derived cells following migration. Although a caspase-dependent pathway has not yet been detected in the HD bowel, it is unclear whether a caspase-independent pathway contributes toward aganglionosis. In the current study, we observed highly condensed marginal heterochromatin in nuclei only in the transitional segment using electron microscopy and a high proportion of TUNEL-positive cells were observed in the transitional segment...
July 5, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543993/genetic-background-of-hirschsprung-disease-a-bridge-between-basic-science-and-clinical-application
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Afsane Bahrami, Marjan Joodi, Mehrdad Ahmadi, Mina Maftouh, Seyed Mahdi Hassanian, Gordon A Ferns, Amir Avan
Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR) is a congenital disorder, defined by partial or complete loss of the neuronal ganglion cells in the intestinal tract, which is caused by the failure of neural crest cells to migrate completely during intestinal development during fetal life. HSCR has a multifactorial etiology, and genetic factors play a key role in its pathogenesis; these include mutations within several gene loci. These have been identified by screening candidate genes, or by conducting genome wide association (GWAS) studies...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508695/ganglion-cells-are-frequently-present-in-pediatric-mucosal-colorectal-biopsies
#4
Alexandra E Kovach, M Cristina Pacheco
Hirschsprung disease (HD) rarely presents as chronic constipation after the newborn period. At our institution, calretinin immunohistochemistry (CAL) is frequently requested by clinicians on rectal mucosal biopsies (RMBs) taken during colonoscopy in older children in whom suspicion for HD is low. We hypothesized that review of these biopsies would frequently reveal ganglion cells (GCs). We reviewed features of mucosal biopsies (November 2013 to September 2015) from children ≥1 year of age on which clinicians had requested CAL on at least one specimen...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455798/internal-anal-sphincter-achalasia-data-from-a-nationwide-survey-of-allied-disorders-of-hirschsprung-s-disease-in-japan
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Satoshi Obata, Suguru Fukahori, Minoru Yagi, Makoto Suzuki, Shigeru Ueno, Kosuke Ushijima, Tomoaki Taguchi
PURPOSE: To investigate the incidence and treatment of internal anal sphincter achalasia (IASA) in Japan based on an analysis of data from a nationwide retrospective cohort study of the allied disorders of Hirschsprung's disease. METHODS: Five cases of definitive IASA were collected from a nationwide retrospective cohort study conducted from 2001 to 2010 and a search of the Japanese literature. RESULTS: Symptoms developed during the neonatal period in two patients, during early childhood in two, and at school age in one...
April 28, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424865/immunostaining-for-hu-c-d-and-cd56-is-useful-for-a-definitive-histopathological-diagnosis-of-congenital-and-acquired-isolated-hypoganglionosis
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Koichiro Yoshimaru, Tomoaki Taguchi, Satoshi Obata, Junkichi Takemoto, Yoshiaki Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Iwanaka, Yusuke Yanagi, Masaaki Kuda, Kina Miyoshi, Toshiharu Matsuura, Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Takako Yoshioka, Atsuko Nakazawa, Yoshinao Oda
Isolated hypoganglionosis (IHG) has been proposed as a distinct entity with two subtypes: congenital IHG (CIHG) and acquired IHG (AIHG). However, due to the rarity of the disease and the lack of defining histological criteria, the concept of IHG is not widely accepted. We studied paraffin-embedded intestinal specimens from 79 patients diagnosed with Hirschsprung's disease (HD) (n = 49), CIHG (n = 25), and AIHG (n = 5) collected between January 1996 and December 2015. Histopathological diagnosis of HD, CIHG, and AIHG was confirmed by hematoxylin and eosin staining and immunohistochemical staining using Hu C/D and CD56...
June 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412032/upregulation-of-mir-369-3p-suppresses-cell-migration-and-proliferation-by-targeting-sox4-in-hirschsprung-s-disease
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Weikang Pan, Hui Yu, Baijun Zheng, Ya Gao, Peng Li, Qiang Huang, Chong Xie, Xin Ge
BACKGROUND: Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) is a congenital digestive disease in the new born. miR-369-3p has been reported to be involved in many human diseases. However, the relationship between miR-369-3p and HSCR remains largely unknown. METHODS: In this study, qRT-PCR was used to detect the relative expression of miR-369-3p in 60 HSCR bowel tissue samples and 47 matched controls. Bioinformatic analysis and dual-luciferase reporter assay were performed to evaluate the target for miR-369-3p...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367019/immunohistochemistry-based-comparative-study-in-detection-of-hirschsprung-s-disease-in-infants-in-a-tertiary-care-center
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Bedabrata Mukhopadhyay, Moumita Sengupta, Chhanda Das, Madhumita Mukhopadhyay, Shibsankar Barman, Biswanath Mukhopadhyay
BACKGROUND: Hirschsprung's disease (HD) is the major cause of pediatric intestinal obstruction with a complex pattern of inheritance. The absence of ganglion cells along with an analysis of hypertrophy and hyperplasia of nerves in the nerve plexus of submucosa and muscularis mucosae is regarded as a potential hallmark for its diagnosis. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to ascertain the (1) clinical profile, (2) mode of presentation, and (3) to compare the role of calretinin immunostaining with acetylcholinesterase in the diagnosis of HD...
April 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208866/fatal-toxic-megacolon-in-a-child-of-hirschsprung-disease
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Shiwani R Garg, Pragati A Sathe, Annapurna C Taware, Ketaki M Surve
Hirschsprung disease (HD) in late childhood is uncommon and often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. However, in a patient with Hirschsprung disease, of greater significance is the occurrence of life threatening enterocolitis. In its more severe form, this is associated with gross dilatation of the colon and profound toxaemia, the combination being termed toxic megacolon. Because of its relative rarity, we report a case of 10-year-old child who had a history of chronic constipation for nine years. He later developed complications and presented to the emergency department with toxic megacolon, a rare occurrence due to neglected constipation...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190554/neuregulin-1-is-involved-in-enteric-nervous-system-development-in-zebrafish
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Jiarui Pu, Shaotao Tang, Qiangsong Tong, Guobin Wang, Haibo Jia, Qiong Jia, Kang Li, Dan Li, Dehua Yang, Jun Yang, Hang Li, Shuai Li, Hong Mei
BACKGROUND: Hirschsprung's disease (HD, also known as congenital colon aganglionosis) is a congenital disorder characterized by the absence of intramural ganglion cells in the distal gastrointestinal tract, which results in tonic contraction of the aganglionic gut segment and functional intestinal obstruction. Recent studies have indicated neuregulin 1 (NRG1) as a new candidate gene involved in the development of the enteric nervous system (ENS) in humans. METHODS: In our study, we investigated the role of NRG1 in zebrafish ENS development by assessing NRG1 expression patterns during ENS development...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180937/guidelines-for-the-management-of-postoperative-obstructive-symptoms-in-children-with-hirschsprung-disease
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REVIEW
J C Langer, M D Rollins, M Levitt, A Gosain, L de la Torre, R P Kapur, R A Cowles, J Horton, D H Rothstein, A M Goldstein
Although most children with Hirschsprung disease ultimately do well, many experience a variety of ongoing problems after pull-through surgery. The most common include obstructive symptoms, soiling, enterocolitis and failure to thrive. The purpose of this guideline is to present a rational approach to the management of postoperative obstructive symptoms in children with Hirschsprung disease. The American Pediatric Surgical Association Board of Governors established a Hirschsprung Disease Interest Group. Group discussions, literature review and expert consensus were then used to summarize the current state of knowledge regarding causes, methods of diagnosis, and treatment approaches to children with obstructive symptoms following pull-through for Hirschsprung disease...
May 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154903/diagnostic-value-of-the-preoperatively-detected-radiological-transition-zone-in-hirschsprung-s-disease
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Xuyong Chen, Wu Xiaojuan, Hongyi Zhang, Chunlei Jiao, Kechi Yu, Tianqi Zhu, Jiexiong Feng
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The cardinal diagnostic sign of congenital aganglionic megacolon, or Hirschsprung's disease (HD), is an aganglionic segment of the distal colon or rectum. To determine the surgical planning of a radiological transition zone (TZ) in HD, this study investigated the association between a radiological TZ and the bowel resection length. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted in children (n = 192) with suspected HD determined by radiological TZ on contrast barium enema, and who underwent pull-through operations...
May 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139502/diagnostic-roles-of-calretinin-in-hirschsprung-disease-a-comparison-to-neuron-specific-enolase
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Zaidoon A Musa, Ban J Qasim, Haider F Ghazi, A Wahab A K Al Shaikhly
BACKGROUND/AIM: Diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease (HD) can be hard and requires good experience, principally for pathologists who infrequently encounter the disease. However, diagnosis is not always possible with hematoxylin and eosin (H and E) because staining has limitations in the identification of immature ganglion cells in neonates and the submucosal area. AIM: To assess the diagnostic role of calretinin immunostaining in HD in comparison to neuron-specific enolase...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120235/identifying-key-genes-associated-with-hirschsprung-s-disease-based-on-bioinformatics-analysis-of-rna-sequencing-data
#14
Wei-Kang Pan, Ya-Fei Zhang, Hui Yu, Ya Gao, Bai-Jun Zheng, Peng Li, Chong Xie, Xin Ge
BACKGROUND: Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR) is a type of megacolon induced by deficiency or dysfunction of ganglion cells in the distal intestine and is associated with developmental disorders of the enteric nervous system. To explore the mechanisms of HSCR, we analyzed the RNA-sequencing data of the expansion and the narrow segments of colon tissues separated from children with HSCR. METHODS: RNA-sequencing of the expansion segments and the narrow segments of colon tissues isolated from children with HSCR was performed...
January 25, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087137/decreased-expression-of-kv7-channels-in-hirchsprung-s-disease
#15
Anne-Marie O'Donnell, David Coyle, Prem Puri
PURPOSE: Voltage-dependent K(+) channels (Kv channels) participate in electrical rhythmicity and smooth muscle responses and are regulated by excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters. Kv channels also participate in the interstitial cell of Cajal (ICC) and smooth muscle cell (SMC) responses to neural inputs. The Kv family consists of 12 subfamilies, Kv1-Kv12, with five members of the Kv7 family identified to date: Kv7.1-Kv7.5. A recent study identified the potassium channel Kv7.5 as having a role in the excitability of ICC-IM in the mouse colon...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003043/genetic-impact-on-the-treatment-management-of-hirschsprung-disease
#16
REVIEW
Sam W Moore
BACKGROUND: The identification of Hirschsprung's disease (HD) as a genetic condition has been a major step forward in understanding the development of the enteric nervous system and conditions arising from ganglion cell maldevelopment. METHOD: A study of the role of genetics in HD was carried out based on previously published findings from more than 400 cases of HD. RESULTS: There are at least 7 pertinent clinical questions related to HD which were further investigated...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988850/advances-in-understanding-functional-variations-in-the-hirschsprung-disease-spectrum-variant-hirschsprung-disease
#17
REVIEW
S W Moore
Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) is a fairly well understood congenital, genetically based functional obstruction due to the congenital absence of ganglion cells in the distal bowel. However, although over 90% of Hirschsprung cases conform to the normally accepted histological diagnostic criteria, it has become increasingly clear that in addition to HSCR, there is a group of functional disturbances relating to a number of other congenital neurodysplastic conditions causing some degree of gastrointestinal tract malfunction...
March 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916369/expression-of-connexin-26-and-connexin-43-is-reduced-in-hirschsprung-s-disease
#18
David Coyle, Brian Doyle, Justin M Murphy, Anne Marie O'Donnell, John Gillick, Prem Puri
BACKGROUND: Despite having an optimal pull-through operation, some children with Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR) continue to experience persistent bowel symptoms. Coordinated colonic electrical activity depends on intercellular communication between the enteric nerves, interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs), smooth muscle cells, and fibroblast-like (platelet-derived growth factor receptor-alpha-positive) cells. Gap junctions are low-resistance channels composed of connexin (Cx) proteins which couple cells electrically and chemically...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896152/a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-total-colonic-aganglionosis-is-the-appendix-a-reliable-diagnostic-tool
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T O'Hare, M McDermott, M O'Sullivan, P Dicker, B Antao
BACKGROUND: Hirschsprung's disease (HD) is characterized by a lack of ganglion cells in the myenteric and submucosal plexus, associated with increased numbers of acetyl cholinesterase (AChE) positive nerve fibres. In approximately 10% of patients with HD the entire colon will be affected; a condition known as Total Colonic Aganglionosis (TCA). Aganglionosis of the appendix has long been considered to be an important finding in a patient in whom TCA is suspected, but its reliability for diagnosis has seldom been discussed...
October 2016: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895411/reoperation-in-an-adult-female-with-right-sided-hirschsprung-s-disease-complicated-by-refractory-hypertension-and-cough
#20
Zhi-Jian Wei, Lei Huang, A-Man Xu
Hirschsprung's disease (HD) is an intestinal malformation caused by the innate absence of ganglion cells in the neural plexus of the colorectal wall, and is most common in male infants. It is rare in adult, and is usually left-sided. Herein we reported based on the CARE guidelines a case of a 47-year-old adult female suffering from "right-sided" HD complicated by refractory hypertension and cough. The patient with a history of cesarean section and with digestive unfitness (abdominal pain, distention, and constipation) only since 20 years old had recurrence of HD after initial surgery due to the incomplete removal of the HD-affected bowel based on a diagnosis of "chronic ileus", leading to the relapse of the digestive symptoms and the emergence of some intractable circulatory and respiratory complications which could be hardly controlled by conservative treatment...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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