Hirschsprung's disease--immunohistochemical findings.

Abstract

Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR) is characterized by a non-propulsive distal intestinal segment (usually colon) leading to a functional obstruction. An absence of ganglia in the affected segment explains the synonymous term "aganglionosis coli". The lack of peristalsis is partly due to a deficient intestinal smooth muscle relaxation based on an absence of non… (More)

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