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Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Berdon syndrome
  • MMIH syndrome
  • MMIHS
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Overview


Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome is a congenital disorder that causes decreased muscle tone in the urinary tract and bowel.[1] As a result food, fluid, and air can not be passed through the body normally. The syndrome can be challenging to treat and the development of serious complications, such as sepsis and kidney failure is not uncommon.[2]
Last updated: 9/24/2013

References

  1. White SM, Chamberlain R, Hitchcock R, Sullivan PB, Boyd PA. Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome: The difficulties with antenatal diagnosis. Case report and review of the literature. Prenat Diagn. 2000;
  2. Kohler M, Pease PWB, Upadhyay. Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) in siblings: Case report and review of the literature. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2004;
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