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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: Correlapaedia - a Correlative Encyclopedia of Pediatric Imaging, Surgery, and Pathology: Case 46, Image 4

Correlapaedia - a Correlative Encyclopedia of Pediatric Imaging, Surgery, and Pathology: Case 46

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Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.,
Steven J. Fishman, M.D.,
Deborah E. Schofield, M.D.

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed
Case 46: Image 4

Upon opening the abdomen through a low midline incision, a visible transition zone was seen in the mid sigmoid colon as shown in the operative photograph with the forceps at the actual site of transition. The sigmoid colon (to the right) is dilated and had ganglion cells on biopsy. The rectum, descending into the pelvis, is not dilated and had no ganglion cells on biopsy.

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