Home   Chapter Home   Jobs   Conferences   Fellowships   Books


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
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.


● 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)

End of Small bowel (small intestine) > Congenital anomalies > Hirschsprung’s disease

This information is intended for physicians and related personnel, who understand that medical information is often imperfect, and must be interpreted in the context of a patient's clinical data using reasonable medical judgment. This website should not be used as a substitute for the advice of a licensed physician.

All information on this website is protected by copyright of PathologyOutlines.com, Inc. Information from third parties may also be protected by copyright. Please contact us at copyrightPathOut@gmail.com with any questions (click here for other contact information).