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Jejunal Atresia

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Apple Peel Syndrome
  • Christmas Tree Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Jejunal Atresia is a rare genetic disorder. Patients with this disorder are born with a partial absence of the fold of the stomach membrane that connects the small intestine to the back wall of the abdomen. As a result, one of the three portions of the small intestine (the jejunal) twists around one of the arteries of the colon called the marginal artery and causes a blockage (atresia). Symptoms in individuals with this disorder include vomiting, a swollen abdomen, and constipation.

Resources

NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases

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Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center

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Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/



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Last Updated:  8/8/2007

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