Aganglionosis

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Definition

Aganglionosis is a medical term used to describe absence of the ganglia or ganglion cells from the myenteric plexus.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through physical examination of the patient as well as undergoing tests such as blood tests and endoscopy.

Treatment

Treatment includes resectioning of the defective intestinal portion.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms includes severe constipation, blockage of the intestines and enlarged colon.

Causes

It is said to be caused by Atherosclerosis.

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