Hirschsprung Disease in Adults: A Case Report in a Tertiary Hospital in West Africa

  • Ananivi Sogan University of Lomé, Togo
  • Efoe-Ga Amouzou University of Lomé, Togo
  • Yawa Sesime Sanni University of Lomé, Togo
  • Hassiatou Sabi University of Lomé, Togo
  • Victor Adjenou University of Lomé, Togo
  • Komlanvi James University of Lomé, Togo
Keywords: surgery, medicine


Hirschsprung disease in adults is a rare and frequently misdiagnosed cause of long-standing and refractory constipation. Surgical procedures initially developed for pediatric patients are applied to adults with varying degrees of success. A nineteen-year-old girl was diagnosed with Hirschsprung disease in a tertiary hospital of low technology level in Togo. Soave-Boley’s procedure was used as definitive surgical management which resulted in a good outcome.


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How to Cite
Sogan, A., Amouzou, E.-G., Sesime Sanni, Y., Sabi, H., Adjenou, V., & James, K. (2022). Hirschsprung Disease in Adults: A Case Report in a Tertiary Hospital in West Africa. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 18(8), 208. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2022.v18n8p208
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