Hypogenesis of intestinal ganglion cells: a rare cause of intestinal obstruction simulating aganglionosis

Z Kinderchir. 1988 Feb;43(1):52-3. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1043415.


Hypogenesis of intestinal ganglion cells is a rare cause of functional intestinal obstruction showing both diminished numbers of ganglion cells per plexus and immature ganglion cells. We report a case of hypogenesis extending from anus to mid small intestine.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction / pathology*
  • Hirschsprung Disease / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Ileostomy
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction / pathology*
  • Intestines / innervation*
  • Male
  • Myenteric Plexus / abnormalities*
  • Myenteric Plexus / pathology
  • Submucous Plexus / abnormalities*
  • Submucous Plexus / pathology