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. Hirschsprung’s disease, otherwise called congenital aganglionic megacolon is a disease commonly recognized in the newborn and infants. However, a few may be missed until adolescent period or even late adulthood. Common symptoms include delayed passage of meconium, recurrent constipation and failure to thrive in early childhood1-6. Adult.
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. Hirschsprung disease is a birth defect in which nerve cells are missing at the end of a child’s bowel. Normally, the bowel contains many nerve cells all along its length that control how the bowel works. When the bowel is missing nerve cells, it does not work well. This damage causes blockages in.
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. Hirschsprung’s disease is a congenital condition that prevents people -- usually newborns and young children -- from passing stools. Here’s a guide from WebMD to the ailment, including.