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Hirschsprung's Disease


Synonyms of Hirschsprung's Disease
  • colonic aganglionosis
  • congenital megacolon
  • HSCR
  • intestinal aganglionosis
  • megacolon, aganglionic

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR) is characterized by the absence of particular nerve cells (ganglions) in a segment of the bowel. The absence of ganglion cells causes the muscles to lose their ability to move the stool through the intestine (peristalsis). Constipation occurs and obstruction of the colon becomes more obvious and perhaps painful. HSCR can occur as an isolated problem or as part of disorder that affects multiple organ systems.
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    Organizations related to Hirschsprung's Disease
    • Bowel Group for Kids Incorporated
      Bowel Group for Kids Inc.-Stet
      Oakdale, NSW None 2570
      Phone #: 61 -2 4-659 6186
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: gribbins@ozemail.com.au
      Home page: N/A
    • CORE
      3 St. Andrews Place
      London None NW1 4LB
      Phone #: 020- 74-86 0341
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@corecharity.org.uk
      Home page: http://www.corecharity.org.uk
    • International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
      P.O. Box 170864
      Milwaukee WI 53217
      Phone #: 414-964-1799
      800 #: 888-964-2001
      e-mail: iffgd@iffgd.org
      Home page: http://www.iffgd.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • NIH/National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      2 Information Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3570
      Phone #: 301-654-3810
      800 #: 800-891-5389
      e-mail: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov
    • Pull-Thru Network
      2312 Savoy Street
      Hoover AL 35226
      Phone #: 205-978-2930
      800 #: --
      e-mail: PTNmail@charter.net
      Home page: http://www.PullthruNetwork.org
    • Stem Cell Research Foundation
      22512 Gateway Center Drive
      Clarksburg MD 20871
      Phone #: 877-842-3442
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@stemcellresearchfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.stemcellresearchfoundation.org



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html