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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Hirschprung's disease is a condition in which some of the nerves supplying the lower bowel have failed to develop properly and so the lower bowel does not function normally and causes an obstruction.
The child was diagnosed with Hirschprung's disease on the basis of symptoms and the abdominal sonography report.
(5) Green teeth associated with Hirschprung's disease has not yet been reported.
Hirschprung's disease (HSCR), first described by Harald Hirschsprung in 1888 is the main genetic cause of functional intestinal obstruction with an incidence of 1/5000 live births.