Hirschsprung disease is a congenital condition that causes a megacolon.
WHAT CAUSES IT?
Lack of ganglion cells in the distal segments of the colon.
WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT IT?
- Failure of newborn to pass meconium (usually happens in first 48 hours)
- Billions vomiting
- Explosive bowel movement after rectal examination (“squirt sign”)
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