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Congenital megacolon

Congenital megacolon: Introduction

Congenital megacolon: A rare condition similar to Hirschsprung's disease where abnormalities in the bowel muscles prevent it from contracting normally and pushing the fecal matter through. Congenital megacolon differs from Hirschsprung's disease in that the whole colon tends to be dilated. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Congenital megacolon is available below.

Symptoms of Congenital megacolon

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Congenital megacolon: Complications

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Causes of Congenital megacolon

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Congenital megacolon: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Congenital megacolon: Rare Types

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Definitions of Congenital megacolon:

Congenital condition in which the colon does not have the normal network of nerves; there is little urge to defecate so the feces accumulate and cause megacolon - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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