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Hirschsprung's disease

Other Names for this Disease
  • Aganglionic megacolon
  • Hirschsprung disease 1
  • Hirschsprung disease type 1
  • HSCR
  • HSCR 1
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  • I lost a daughter in the late 70's due to complications from long segment Hirschsprung disease. I also lost a little sister when she was 6 months-old. She had Down syndrome, a heart defect, cleft lip and cleft palate, and a single kidney. Are these conditions related? My children are thinking about starting a family of their own. They would like to learn more about risks to their future offspring. Click here for answer

  • Is there any genetic link between trisomy 13, dextrocardia with situs inversus, and Hirschsprung's disease? I have had children affected with each of these conditions. What are the chances of having more children affected with these conditions in the future? Click here for answer

  • How can I learn more about the pull-through operation for Hirschsprung disease? I am considering this procedure for my son. Click here for answer