Megacolon is a medical condition in which the large intestine (also known as the colon) becomes dilated and overstretched, leading to complications in digestion. Megacolon can be caused by a variety of health conditions, such as chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and certain neurological disorders. It can also be congenital; in this case, the condition is known as congenital megacolon. Megacolon can be extremely painful and can lead to malnutrition if not treated properly. Treatment usually involves medications, dietary changes, and occasionally surgery. With proper treatment, individuals can manage their symptoms and lead a normal life.

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Editor: Vipin Arora,  Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital                                     
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: International Journal of Anesthesia covers a wide selection of areas relevant to scientific and clinical content of anesthesiology field. IJAN aims to add real international flavor to anesthetic studies pertaining to all possible forms and to advance the understanding and application of novel techniques.