MBchB study guide

Apr 28th, 2015
Studypool Tutor
Price: $5 USD

Tutor description

Word Count: 1227
Showing Page: 1/3
HIRSCHSPRUNG'S DISEASE (aganglionic megacolon)DefinitionPresence of large, non-functional distal intestine usually the rectum with variable involvement of the colon and small gutSites-Only the terminal rectum occurs in about 10% of cases-Extension to the sigmoid colon in 65%-More proximal colon in 10%-Entire colon with small bowel involvement in 10-15%RaceMore common in Caucasians, then blacks. Least common among the Asians Whites >BlacksSex-Males are affected X5 more frequently than females in cases in which the diseased segment is of the usual length. -Up to 70-80 % of the involved patients are male.-Females tend to have longer aganglionic segments. A familial association occurs in 5-10% of cases--more frequently when females are affected.IncidenceKNH-12 cases per year 0r 1: 4 500EtiologyCan be broadly classified as Sporadic-up to 80-90% of cases or Familial 15-17%.F

Review from student

Studypool Student
" The best tutor out there!!!! "
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1822 tutors are online

Brown University





1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology




2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University




982 Tutors

Columbia University





1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University





2113 Tutors

Emory University





2279 Tutors

Harvard University





599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



2319 Tutors

New York University





1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University





1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University





2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University





932 Tutors

Princeton University





1211 Tutors

Stanford University





983 Tutors

University of California





1282 Tutors

Oxford University





123 Tutors

Yale University





2325 Tutors