OMIA 000629-9913 : Megacolon in Bos taurus
In other species: domestic cat , horse , pig , rabbit Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 600155 Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown Considered a defect: yes Cross-species summary: Also known as Hirschsprung disease. A disorder in which the large intestine (caecum, colon and sometimes the rectum) undergoes a large dilation and fills with faecal mass. Associated with incomplete migration of nerve cells to the intestine during embryonic development, resulting in lack of peristalsis and hence a build-up of faecal material.
|2005||Forzán, M.J., McClure, J.T. :|
|Congenital aganglionosis in a 3-day-old Holstein calf. Can Vet J 46:342-4, 2005. Pubmed reference: 15943121.|
- Created by Frank Nicholas on 18 Sep 2005