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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The use of rectal suction biopsy to diagnose Hirschsprung's disease beyond the neonatal period has been recently evaluated.
Two distinct mutations of the RET receptor causing Hirschsprung's disease impair the binding of signalling effectors to a multifunctional docking site.
That sounds huge for a tiny little baby, but was actually a lot less than many who have Hirschsprung's Disease, and the doctors said they expected him to make a full recovery.
At six weeks old, Louis was diagnosed with Hirschsprung's disease, which meant his bowel had not knitted together correctly.
He was born with a rare condition called Hirschsprung's disease - when the nerve endings in part of the bowel don't form properly.
His younger son has just celebrated his first birthday, whichwas particularly special as he needed a lifesaving operation after being taken ill shortly after his birth, with Hirschsprung's disease - a bowel condition that affects one in 5,000.
Mohammed, from West Yorkshire, was born with severe Hirschsprung's disease, a rare condition in which the nerves controlling the intestine do not form properly.
Bethany, aged 15 months, of Buckland, Surrey, was born with a rare bowel disorder, Hirschsprung's Disease, which has led to chronic liver failure.
Intestinal obstruction, scar tissue (adhesions), diverticulosis, tumors, colorectal stricture, Hirschsprung's disease, or cancer can compress, squeeze, or narrow the intestine and rectum and cause constipation.
Bendzewicz never dreamed that Hirschsprung's disease -- the little-known digestive disorder that she herself had conquered as a child -- had struck again.
Since then he has already performed 12 pediatric cases including two groundbreaking surgeries using the robotic system, including the first ever pull-through for Hirschsprung's disease using robotics in the U.
Samuel Bell suffers from rare Hirschsprung's disease, which has left him unable to eat and needing a central line in his heart.