Jul 15, 2013 · Adult Hirschsprung’s disease (HD) is a rare motor disorder of the gut that is frequently misdiagnosed as refractory constipation. The primary pathogenic defect in adult HD is identical to that seen in infancy or childhood, and is characterized by the total absence of intramural ganglion cells of Cited by: 3. While apparently rare, Hirschsprung's Disease can be diagnosed in adults who experience life long, chronic constipation. A birth defect affecting 1 in 5,000 infants, Hirschsprung's Disease can manifest in mild forms and go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed in children and adults. - Hirschsprung's Disease (Adult) - Stomach Issues at BellaOnline.
May 01, 2008 · Purpose: To retrospectively evaluate the imaging features of adult Hirschsprung disease (HD) and adult hypoganglionosis (HG) and to compare these features with histopathologic findings. Materials and Methods: This study was institutional review board approved, and the requirement for informed consent was waived. The imaging, medical, and histopathologic data of 10 patients (seven Cited by: 31. Jun 29, 2017 · Hirschsprung disease, is a condition in which some of the nerves of the large intestine are missing, which creates symptoms of constipation, gas, anemia, and even sepsis. It is an inherited condition, and is present at birth. Newborns, toddlers, and older children with the condition require either a pull-through or ostomy surgery.
Introduction. Hirschsprung's Disease (HD), also known as congenital aganglionic megacolon, is an anomaly characterized by an absence of ganglion cells in the myenteric and submucosal plexuses in a variable bowel segment.1, 2 The absence of ganglion cells results in permanent contraction of the affected segment, preventing the passage of fecal content through that region. 3 The distal Cited by: 1.