Tech Coloproctol (2017) 21:547–554 DOI 10.1007/s10151-017-1656-2 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Transitional health care for patients with Hirschsprung disease and anorectal malformations 1,2 3 1 1 1 • • • • • M. J. Witvliet N. Petersen E. Ekkerman C. Sleeboom E. van Heurn 1,4 A. F. W. van der Steeg Received: 28 November 2016 / Accepted: 21 March 2017 / Published online: 3 July 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract returned for repeat assessment at 1 year; however, a further Background Hirschsprung disease (HD) and anorectal 8 reported that that their problems had resolved. In those malformations (ARM) are congenital disorders with attending follow-up, negative thoughts and feelings about potentially lifelong consequences. Although follow-up is their condition had decreased and one more patient was performed in most pediatric patients, transfer to adult fully continent. There was no change in quality of life, health care is often problematic. This study assesses tran- bowel function or pain recorded. Twelve out of thirteen sitional care with the help of questionnaires in consultation patients reported that they had found the transitional clinic with adult patients. satisfactory. Methods This study was conducted in an outpatient clinic Conclusions The transitional outpatient
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