Hirschsprung disease

Overview

Are there other names for Hirschsprung disease?

Hirschsprung disease can also be called colonic aganglionosis, congenital megacolon, intestinal aganglionosis, and aganglionic megacolon. To learn if there is another name for Hirschsprung disease that a doctor might use, ask them if they are using another term for Hirschsprung disease or look on a reliable website such as the National Organization for Rare Disorders.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/hirschsprung-disease/overview/3061 • DATE UPDATED: 2017-01-12

References

"Hirschsprung's Disease" National Organization for Rare Disorders. 2005. https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/hirschsprungs-disease/#standard-therapies

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