megacolon


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Noun1.megacolon - an abnormal enlargement of the colon; can be congenital (as in Hirschsprung's disease) or acquired (as when children refuse to defecate)
colon - the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted
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mégacôlon

meg·a·co·lon

n. megacolon, colon anormalmente agrandado;
congenital ______ congénito.

megacolon

n megacolon m
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It may be distended and you may acquire a condition known as megacolon. With megacolon, your feces become impacted and hard.
Resection of rectum and rectosigmoid with preservation of the sphincter for benign spastic lesions producing megacolon: an experimental study.
A novel pathogenesis of megacolon in Ncx/Hox11L.1 deficient mice.
To the Editor: The patient was a 16-year-old adolescent boy who was diagnosed with congenital megacolon. He had difficulty with defecating for more than 10 years.
Large-bowel obstruction should be considered if the colonic diameter is greater than 6 cm and in the presence of air-fluid levels, although these findings are not specific for obstruction and can be seen with paralytic ileus and toxic megacolon. Complications of LBO including pneumatosis intestinalis, pneumoperitoneum, and portal venous gas.
The authors said in the May 2018 report: "Megacolon and/or megarectum are rare conditions defined as dilatation of the colon not caused by mechanical obstruction.
(1) Its manifestations range from being relatively benign (nausea, vomiting, constipation) to potentially severe (fecal impaction) or even life-threatening (bowel obstruction, ileus, toxic megacolon).
Clostridium tertium infection in a Moluccan cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) with megacolon. J Avian Med Surg.
Colon stagnation and chronic constipation along with megacolon may cause transverse colon volvulus.
It is commonly associated with antibiotic use and the life-threatening complications include pseudomembranous colitis, toxic megacolon, perforation of the colon and death.
Unusual but serious complications such as fulminant necrotizing colitis, toxic megacolon, and fistulizing perianal ulcerations can occur, especially when diagnosis and treatment is not timely [1, 26, 27].