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megacystitis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome


Definition: a rare condition characterized by abdominal distention, lax abdominal musculature, incomplete intestinal rotation, and deficient intestinal peristalsis. A large bladder and often vesicoureteral reflux are seen. Typically affects female neonates; usually fatal in first year of life.

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