Analysis of the costs of surgery for Hirschsprung's disease: One-stage laparoscopic pull-through versus two-stage Duhamel procedure

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Abstract

  • The purpose of this report is to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a single-stage laparoscopic pull-through for Hirschsprung's disease compared to the traditional two-stage Duhamel procedure. In this series of 33 children, the length of hospitalization (2.5 ± 3.5 vs 10.6 ± 3.9, p < 0.01), cost (19,088 ± 13,075 vs 34,110 ± 19,443, p < 0.05), and complications were all significantly less with the laparoscopic assisted pull-through compared to the more traditional open approach.
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  • Bufo AJ; Chen MK; Shah R; Gross E; Cyr N; Lobe TE
  • Start Page

  • 593
  • End Page

  • 596
  • Volume

  • 38
  • Issue

  • 10