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Aganglionic megacolon

Introduction: Aganglionic megacolon

Description of Aganglionic megacolon

Aganglionic megacolon (medical condition): A rare condition where abnormalities in the bowel muscles...more »

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Hirschsprung's disease:
  »Introduction: Hirschsprung's disease
  »Symptoms of Hirschsprung's disease
  »Tests for Hirschsprung's disease
  »Treatments for Hirschsprung's disease

Aganglionic megacolon: Congenital MEGACOLON resulting from the absence of ganglion cells (aganglionosis) in a distal segment of the LARGE INTESTINE. The aganglionic segment is permanently contracted thus causing dilatation proximal to it. In most cases, the aganglionic segment is within the RECTUM and SIGMOID COLON.
Source: Diseases Database

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Aganglionic megacolon: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Aganglionic megacolon is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Aganglionic megacolon, or a subtype of Aganglionic megacolon, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Aganglionic megacolon as a Disease

Aganglionic megacolon: Another name for Hirschsprung's disease (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Hirschsprung's disease
  »Symptoms of Hirschsprung's disease
  »Treatments for Hirschsprung's disease

Aganglionic megacolon: Related Diseases

Aganglionic megacolon: Aganglionic megacolon is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Aganglionic megacolon (Hirschsprung's disease)

Some of the symptoms of Aganglionic megacolon incude:

Treatments for Aganglionic megacolon (Hirschsprung's disease)

Treatments for Aganglionic megacolon (Hirschsprung's disease) include:

  • Pull-through surgery - there are a few types of this surgery:
    • Swenson procedure
    • Soave procedure
    • Duhamel procedure
  • Ostomy

Treatment of Aganglionic megacolon: For more treatment information about Aganglionic megacolon, see treatment of Hirschsprung's disease (Aganglionic megacolon)

Aganglionic megacolon: Article Excerpts about Hirschsprung's disease

Hirschsprung's (HURSH-sprungz) disease, or HD, is a disease of the large intestine. ... (Source: excerpt from What I need to know about Hirschsprung's disease: NIDDK)

Aganglionic megacolon: Related Disease Topics

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Source - NIH

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