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Megacolon MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Megacolon
Tree Number(s)
C06.405.469.158.701
Unique ID
D008531
RDF Unique Identifier
http://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.
NLM Classification #
WI 528
Entry Combination
congenital:Hirschsprung Disease
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2003/07/09
Megacolon Preferred
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