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Small bowel (small intestine)

Congenital anomalies

Hirschsprung’s disease


Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 13 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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General
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● Originates in colon, but may extend into small bowel, causing enterocolitis and high mortality (see Colon-nontumor chapter)
● Also absence of ganglion cells in small intestine, a rare form of Hirschsprung's disease; found in newborns and associated with increased morbidity and mortality (Gastroenterol Nurs 1999;22:164)

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