What is apple peel atresia?

What is apple peel atresia?

Apple peel intestinal atresia, or Christmas tree atresia, is a rare atresia in which the proximal jejunum ends blindly and the distal small bowel wraps around its blood supply in a spiral manner resembling an apple peel.

What is apple peel deformity?

Apple peel small bowel (APSB) is a disorder characterized by proximal jejunal or distal duodenal atresia, agenesis of the dorsal mesentery and variable parts of the distal small bowel, agenesis of the distal superior mesenteric artery and a malrotated microcolon.

What causes jejunal atresia?

Causes. Jejunal atresia occurs sporadically for unknown reasons in fetuses that are generally normal in all other respects. The best theory to explain what happens is that the blood flow to a segment of the bowel is cut off with the result that the affected segment disappears leaving a gap in the bowel.

What is duodenal atresia?

Duodenal atresia is a condition in which the first part of the small bowel (the duodenum) has not developed properly. It is not open and cannot allow the passage of stomach contents.

What causes Stromme syndrome?

Strømme syndrome is caused by mutations in both copies of the CENPF gene, located on the long arm of chromosome 1. CENPF codes for centromere protein F. Centromere proteins are involved in the separation of chromosomes during cell division.

What are the benefits of apple skin?

Speaking of vitamin C, apple skins contain significant levels of vitamins and minerals that are lower or almost non-existent in apple flesh. In fact, a raw apple with skin contains up to 312% more vitamin K, 70% more vitamin A, 35% more calcium and potassium, and 30% more vitamin C than a peeled apple.

What is midgut volvulus?

Midgut volvulus is a condition in which the intestine has become twisted as a result of malrotation during. Malrotation of the intestine occurs when the normal embryologic sequence of bowel development and fixation is interrupted.

Is intestinal atresia curable?

Intestinal atresia cannot be definitively treated before a child is born. We will, however, take an active approach to managing the condition during your pregnancy.

Is atresia inherited?

Jejunal atresia may be inherited as an autosomal recessive genetic trait, or may occur sporadically with no known cause. (For more information on this disorder, choose “Jejunal Atresia” as your search term in the Rare Disease Database.)

Can you live with duodenal atresia?

For babies who do not receive treatment for duodenal atresia, it can be deadly. Babies who have surgery to correct the condition typically have excellent outcomes. Some babies have other conditions associated with duodenal atresia, such as Down syndrome.

Can normal babies have duodenal atresia?

Duodenal atresias can occur as a complete or partial blockage of any portion of the duodenum. Newborns diagnosed with duodenal atresia often present with vomiting. Duodenal atresia occurs between 1 in 1,000 and 1 in 5,000 live births. About 1/3 of infants born with duodenal atresia will also have Down Syndrome.