Hyperplasia of the Myenteric Plexus: Its Association With Early Infantile Megacolon and Neurofibromatosis

Robert A. Saul, Raymond A. Sturner, Peter C. Burger

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An infant with cutaneous criteria for neurofibromatosis had hyperplasia of the intestinal myenteric plexus and a clinical presentation mimicking Hirschsprung's disease. Many of his phenotypic features are also found in multiple endocrine neoplasia type IIb, a condition in which hyperplasia of the myenteric plexus is common. This case illustrates the overlapping nature of neural crest-derived conditions and the variable presentation of megacolon (ganglionic or aganglionic) in infancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)852-854
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1982


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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