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Descriptor English: Megacolon
Descriptor Spanish: Megacolon
Descriptor Portuguese: Megacolo
Descriptor French: Mégacôlon
Entry term(s): Megacolons
Tree number(s): C06.405.469.158.701
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008531
Scope note: Dilatation of the COLON, often to alarming dimensions. There are various types of megacolon including congenital megacolon in HIRSCHSPRUNG DISEASE, idiopathic megacolon in CONSTIPATION, and TOXIC MEGACOLON.
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Entry Combination: congenital:Hirschsprung Disease
DeCS ID: 8699
Unique ID: D008531
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2003/07/09
Megacolon - Preferred
Concept UI M0013292
Scope note Dilatation of the COLON, often to alarming dimensions. There are various types of megacolon including congenital megacolon in HIRSCHSPRUNG DISEASE, idiopathic megacolon in CONSTIPATION, and TOXIC MEGACOLON.
Preferred term Megacolon
Entry term(s) Megacolons



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