Hirschsprung disease

What is Hirschsprung disease?

Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) is a congenital intestinal motility disorder that is characterized by signs of intestinal obstruction due to the presence of an aganglionic segment of variable extent in the terminal part of the colon.

Other condition names

  • Aganglionic megacolon
  • Congenital intestinal aganglionosis
  • HSCR

Inheritance type

Autosomal dominant, Autosomal recessive, Multigenic/multifactorial, Not applicable

Age of Onset

  • Childhood
  • Infancy
  • Neonatal
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