Impact of rectal dissection technique on primary-school-age outcomes for a British and Irish cohort of children with Hirschsprung disease.
Allin BSR., Opondo C., Bradnock T., Kenny SE., Kurinczuk JJ., Walker G., Knight M., For and on behalf of the NETS(2HD) collaboration None.
BACKGROUND: This prospective cohort study compared primary-school-aged outcomes between children with Hirschsprung disease (HD) following Soave, Duhamel or Swenson procedures. METHODS: Children with histologically proven HD were identified in British/Irish paediatric surgical centers (01/10/2010-30/09/2012). Parent/clinician outcomes were collected when children were 5-8 years old and combined with management/early outcomes data. Propensity score/covariate adjusted multiple-event-Cox and multivariable logistic regression analyses were used. RESULTS: 277 (91%) of 305 children underwent a pull-through (53% Soave, 37% Duhamel, 9% Swenson). Based upon 259 children (94%) with complete operative data, unplanned reoperation rates (95% CI) per-person year of follow-up were 0.11 (0.08-0.13), 0.34 (0.29-0.40) and 1.06 (0.86-1.31) in the Soave/Duhamel/Swenson groups respectively. Adjusted Hazard Ratios for unplanned reoperation compared with the Soave were 1.50 (95% CI 0.66-3.44, p = 0.335) and 7.57 (95% CI 3.39-16.93, p