Hirschsprung's disease

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Hirschsprung's disease

[′hərsh‚pru̇ŋz di‚zēz]
(medicine)
A disease caused by absence of the myenteric ganglion cells in a segment of rectum or distal colon, resulting in spasm of the affected part and dilation of the bowel proximal to the defect.
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Dr John Gibbs, consultant paediatrician at the Countess of Chester Hospital, said: "Ondine's curse and Hirschprung's disease are both uncommon disorders but very occasionally they can occur together in the same patient.
Dr David Wilson, of the Sick Children's Hospital, said Hirschprung's disease had delayed Amy's development.
An example is the treatment of Hirschprung's disease, a life-threatening bowel disorder that affects infants.