"Hirschsprung Disease" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
- Hirschsprung Disease
- Disease, Hirschsprung
- Megacolon, Congenital
- Hirschsprung's Disease
- Disease, Hirschsprung's
- Hirschsprungs Disease
- Megacolon, Aganglionic
- Aganglionic Megacolon
- Congenital Megacolon
- Aganglionosis, Colonic
- Colonic Aganglionosis
- Total Colonic Aganglionosis
- Aganglionosis, Total Colonic
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