Hirschsprung disease (congenital aganglionic megacolon) – causes & symptoms

What is Hirschsprung disease? Hirschsprung disease is a type of congenital disease where nerve fibers are missing in part of the large intestine, which means movement of feces is impaired, leading to a buildup and blockage inside the colon. Subscribe – https://goo.gl/w5aaaV. More videos – https://goo.gl/UhOKiM. Support us on Patreon – https://goo.gl/ZGHEk4.

This video discusses the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease.

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http://www.uptodate.com/contents/congenital-aganglionic-megacolon-hirschsprung-disease?source=search_result&search=hirschsprung&selectedTitle=1~66
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/178493-overview#a5
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Script/audio/visuals: Tanner Marshall, MS
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