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Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Berdon syndrome
  • MMIH syndrome
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What are the symptoms of megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome?

Babies with megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome have a distended bladder and functional bowel obstruction (pseudo-obstruction).  Some may also have a shortened and malrotated colon and enlargement (dilatation) of the upper urinary tract.[1][2] Click here to learn more about pseudo-obstruction.
Last updated: 9/24/2013

  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;