microcolon


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microcolon

 [mi″kro-ko´lon]
abnormal smallness of the colon.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mi·cro·co·lon

(mī'krō-kō'lon), [MIM*251400]
A small-caliber unused colon, seen in the neonate on radiographic contrast enema; usually a consequence of intestinal atresia or meconium ileus.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

microcolon

A popular term for the inactive portion of the large intestine below a site of small or large intestinal atresia, which demonstrates a pencil-thin column of radiological contrast.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

microcolon

Pediatric imaging The inactive portion of the large intestine below a site of small or large intestinal atresia, which demonstrates a pencil-thin column of radiological contrast. See Colon.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mi·cro·co·lon

(mī'krō-kō-lŏn)
A small-caliber unused colon, seen in the neonate on radiographic contrast enema; usually a consequence of intestinal atresia or meconium ileus.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
At birth, her infant was noted to have an enlarged bladder, microcolon, and poor tolerance of oral intake (Figure 2).
Foster et al., "De novo ACTG2 mutations cause congenital distended bladder, microcolon, and intestinal hypoperistalsis," Human Genetics, vol.
Gundeti, "Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome: Case series and updated review of the literature with an emphasis on urologic management," Journal of Pediatric Surgery, vol.
Congenital mydriasis associated with megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome.
Transition zone was proximal to the microcolon. No anastomotic stricture was detected.
Microcolon is a nonspecific finding appreciated in meconium ileus, IA and TA.
Shinkai, "Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome," Seminars in Pediatric Surgery, vol.
Puri, "Alterations in smooth muscle contractile and cytoskeleton proteins and interstitial cells of Cajal in megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome," Journal of Pediatric Surgery, vol.
Eugenia, from Genoa, Italy, suffered from a condition known as mega- ciste microcolon and could not eat.