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Hirschsprung's disease


Other Names for this Disease

  • Aganglionic megacolon
  • Hirschsprung disease 1
  • Hirschsprung disease type 1
  • HSCR
  • HSCR 1
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  • My youngest son was born with Hirschsprung's disease. I am now with a different partner and just found out that I am expecting another child. I am wondering about how this disease is passed on. I understand that some children have no family history yet are still afflicted. Is there a genetic component? Is it passed through the mother or the father? And finally, is this disorder more common in males? Click here for answer

  • I lost a daughter in the late 70's due to complications from long segment Hirschsprung disease. I also lost a little sister when she was 6 months-old. She had Down syndrome, a heart defect, cleft lip and cleft palate, and a single kidney. Are these conditions related? My children are thinking about starting a family of their own. They would like to learn more about risks to their future offspring. Click here for answer

  • Is there any genetic link between trisomy 13, dextrocardia with situs inversus, and Hirschsprung's disease? I have had children affected with each of these conditions. What are the chances of having more children affected with these conditions in the future? Click here for answer

  • How can I learn more about the pull-through operation for Hirschsprung disease? I am considering this procedure for my son. Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Aganglionic megacolon
  • Hirschsprung disease 1
  • Hirschsprung disease type 1
  • HSCR
  • HSCR 1
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.