Table of ContentsDefinition / general
Cite this page: Gulwani H. Hirschsprung disease. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/smallbowelHirschsprung.html. Accessed May 24th, 2019.
Definition / general
- 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 disease; found in newborns and associated with increased morbidity and mortality (Gastroenterol Nurs 1999;22:164)