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Surgical Anatomy
December 2000

December 2000

Arch Surg. 2000;135(12):1394. doi:10.1001/archsurg.135.12.1394

Hirschsprung's disease is a congenital failure of distal migration of the intestinal ganglion cells in the myenteric (Auerbach) and submucosal (Meissner) plexuses, resulting in functional intestinal obstruction; also called congenital aganglionosis coli.1