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Dilatation of the COLON, often to alarming dimensions. There are various types of megacolon including congenital megacolon in HIRSCHSPRUNG DISEASE, idiopathic megacolon in CONSTIPATION, and TOXIC MEGACOLON.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
An abnormal enlargement of the colon; can be congenital (as in Hirschsprung's disease) or acquired (as when children refuse to defecate)
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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Medical Conditions associated with Megacolon:
Bowel problems (2509 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Colon symptoms (15 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Bowel movements (2383 causes), Intestine symptoms (4 causes)
Symptoms related to Megacolon:
Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Colon symptoms (15 causes), Ulcerative colitis, Carcinoma colon, Congenital megacolon, Toxic megacolon (12 causes), Pseudomembranous colitis, Chagas disease, Enterocolitis
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