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Healthy Large Intestine Compared to a Large Intestine with Hirschsprung's Disease

View full-sized image Two illustrations of the large intestine, one showing healthy nerve cells and one showing nerve cells missing from the last part of the intestine in Hirschsprung's disease. Nerve cells are labeled in both.
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Two black and white illustrations of the large intestine, one showing healthy nerve cells and one showing nerve cells missing from the last part of the intestine in Hirschsprung's disease. Nerve cells are labeled in both.

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Two illustrations of the large intestine, one showing healthy nerve cells and one showing nerve cells missing from the last part of the intestine in Hirschsprung's disease. Nerve cells are labeled in both.

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Healthy large intestine: Nerve cells are found throughout the intestine. Hirschsprung's disease large intestine: Nerve cells are missing from the last part of the intestine.

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