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What is Jejunal Atresia?

What is Jejunal Atresia?

  • Jejunal Atresia: A rare birth defect where developmental abnormalities result in the small intestine being completely absent or blocked.

Jejunal Atresia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Jejunal Atresia, or a subtype of Jejunal Atresia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Jejunal Atresia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Jejunal Atresia: Introduction

Types of Jejunal Atresia:

Broader types of Jejunal Atresia:

How serious is Jejunal Atresia?

Complications of Jejunal Atresia: see complications of Jejunal Atresia

What causes Jejunal Atresia?

Causes of Jejunal Atresia: see causes of Jejunal Atresia

What are the symptoms of Jejunal Atresia?

Symptoms of Jejunal Atresia: see symptoms of Jejunal Atresia

Complications of Jejunal Atresia: see complications of Jejunal Atresia

Jejunal Atresia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Jejunal Atresia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Jejunal Atresia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Jejunal Atresia: Gastrointestinal surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Jejunal Atresia.
Treatments for Jejunal Atresia: see treatments for Jejunal Atresia
Research for Jejunal Atresia: see research for Jejunal Atresia

Name and Aliases of Jejunal Atresia

Main name of condition: Jejunal Atresia

Other names or spellings for Jejunal Atresia:

Apple peel syndrome, Congenital intestinal atresia, Apple-peel intestinal atresia, Familial apple peel jejunal atresia, Christmas tree syndrome

Apple peel small bowel syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Apple peel syndrome, Apple-peel intestinal atresia, Congenital intestinal atresia, Familial apple peel jejunal atresia
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Jejunal Atresia: Related Conditions

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