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Congenital megacolon

Introduction: Congenital megacolon

Description of Congenital megacolon

Congenital megacolon (medical condition): A rare condition similar to Hirschsprung's disease where abnormalities...more »

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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.
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Congenital megacolon: abnormally large or dilated colon due to congenital absence of myenteric ganglion cells in a distal segment of the large bowel; resultant loss of motor function in this segment causes massive hypertrophic dilatation of the normal proximal colon; condition appears soon after birth; called also Hirschsprung's disease, aganglionic megacolon and pelvirectal achalasia.
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Congenital megacolon as a Disease

Congenital megacolon (medical condition): See Congenital megacolon (disease information).
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Broader terms for Congenital megacolon

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Hierarchical classifications of Congenital megacolon

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  • congenital disease,genetic abnormality,genetic defect,genetic disease,genetic disorder,hereditary condition,hereditary disease,inherited disease,inherited disorder
  • disease
  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

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