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Anatomic Classification of Hirschsprung's Disease

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Hirschsprung's disease occurs when intramural nerves in the rectum and colon fail to migrate distally, with the intestinal distention proximal to the level at which nerve migration has stopped. Hirschsprung's Disease may be classified by the anatomic location of the aganglionic segment.

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