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What is Megacolon?

What is Megacolon?

  • Megacolon: Extreme bowel distention.
  • Megacolon: 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
  • Megacolon: 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

Megacolon: Introduction

Types of Megacolon:

Broader types of Megacolon:

How serious is Megacolon?

Complications of Megacolon: see complications of Megacolon

What causes Megacolon?

Causes of Megacolon: see causes of Megacolon

What are the symptoms of Megacolon?

Symptoms of Megacolon: see symptoms of Megacolon

Complications of Megacolon: see complications of Megacolon

Megacolon: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Megacolon.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Megacolon.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Megacolon: Gastroenterologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Megacolon.
Treatments for Megacolon: see treatments for Megacolon

Organs Affected by Megacolon:

Organs and body systems related to Megacolon include:

Name and Aliases of Megacolon

Main name of condition: Megacolon

Other names or spellings for Megacolon:

Colon enlargement, Colonic dilatation Source - Diseases Database

Megacolon: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Megacolon:


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