Segmental Dilatation of the Small Intestine

  title={Segmental Dilatation of the Small Intestine},
  author={LARS THORtN},
  • Published 2007
In 1959 Swenson and Rathauser described three patients with an unusual dilatation of the colon. Each case had been referred to the hospital with a diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease (congenital aganglionic megacolon), and on the whole the histories were consistent with this diagnosis. Histological examination of a pre-operative rectal biopsy specimen and a specimen taken during operation, however, demonstrated the presence of ganglion cells. In all three patients the dilated segment of colon… CONTINUE READING
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