1. an abnormal enlargement of the colon; can be congenital (as in Hirschsprung's disease) or acquired (as when children refuse to defecate)
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How To Use megacolon In A Sentence

  • AIM In order to explore the clinical anb barium enema manifestation of congenital megacolon.
  • Toxic megacolon secondary to infective colitis is rare in children, but it can be severe, and it has a high mortality rate.
  • Results The radiological findings of 58 children with congenital megacolon were characterized by different range of spastic stricture in rectal end segment.
  • Patients who experience life-threatening hemorrhage, toxic megacolon, or fulminant colitis need emergent surgical management, which usually consists of a total abdominal colectomy with end ileostomy.
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