Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 262–264 | Cite as

Acquired pseudoobstruction of the colon due to segmental hypoganglionosis

  • Toshiyuki Matsui
  • Akinori Iwashita
  • Mitsuo Iida
  • Kazuhiro Kume
  • Masatoshi Fujishima


A case of acquired pseudoobstruction of the colon due to segmental hypoganglionosis is reported. The patient became constipated during pregnancy and obstructive symptoms followed. Radiologically, the diseased segment was spastic and the proximal colon was extremely dilated. Microscopically, the involved segment showed marked diminution in the number of intramural ganglion cells and those present showed degenerative changes.

Key words

Pseudoobstruction, colon Hypoganglionosis, acquired Colon, spastic Pregnancy, colonic effects Infection, viral 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshiyuki Matsui
    • 1
  • Akinori Iwashita
    • 2
  • Mitsuo Iida
    • 1
  • Kazuhiro Kume
    • 3
  • Masatoshi Fujishima
    • 1
  1. 1.Second Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of MedicineKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of PathologyMatsuyama Red Cross HospitalMatsuyamaJapan
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryMatsuyama Red Cross HospitalMatsuyamaJapan

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