World J Surg. May-Jun;17(3) Diagnosis and treatment of jejunoileal atresia. Touloukian RJ(1). Author information: (1)Department of Surgery, Yale. Jejunoileal atresias and stenoses are major causes of neonatal intestinal obstruction. Atresia—derived from the Greek components a- . 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.

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Intestinal atresia is a malformation where there is a narrowing or absence of a portion of the intestine. The intestine develops to a normal length. See duodenal atresia and multiple intestinal atresia Other symptoms of this disorder may be: Infants with duodenal atresia usually vomit within hours after birth, and may develop a distended abdomen.

The risk of transmitting the disease to jejunoileeal children of a couple, both of whom are carriers for a recessive disorder, is 25 percent. Alone we are rare.

The excess intestinal contents and gas that contribute to abdominal swelling distention is removed through a tube that is placed jejunoilexl the stomach through the mouth or nose.

Intestinal atresia

Farag and Teebi described 2 Arab brothers with ‘apple peel’ jejunal atresia whose parents were wtresia. If a new born is under suspect of intestinal obstruction or intestinal atresia, then the new born must go through the following diagnostic processes:.


A significant percentage of infants with this condition also has abnormalities of intestinal rotation and fixation. This twisting may be so severe that the artery in question is completely blocked atrasia.

Rickham and Karplus described 2 families with affected sibs.

It is hoped that this new knowledge will lead to prevention and treatment of birth defects in the future. Pyloric stenosis Hiatus hernia.


Subscribe to Free ePainAssist Newsletters. So totally, it is a congenital obstruction jejunioleal the intestinal lumen or jejunum. Colonic Atresia Babies with colonic atresia may undergo removal of the enlarged dilated colon in addition to a temporary colostomy. The obstruction can be repaired with surgery.

Jejunal Atresia can be determined prenatally by testing the amniotic fluid.

Surgery is performed in most of the cases of jejunoileal atresia, but it depends upon the types of the intestinal atresia. Intestinal Atresia and Stenosis Intestinal atresia is a broad term used to describe a complete blockage or obstruction anywhere in the intestine.

This imaging technique may indicate excess amniotic fluid polyhydramnioswhich is caused by the failure of the intestine to properly jejunpileal amniotic fluid. Apple-peel intestinal atresia associated with balanced reciprocal translocation t 2;3 q Duodenal atresia and stenosis are managed by connecting the blocked segment of duodenum to the portion of duodenum just beyond the obstruction. Case 2 Case 2.


Multiple regions of obstruction exist. In instances where the narrowing is longer, or the area is damaged and cannot be used for period of time, a temporary stoma may be placed.

In general, however, most babies do well. Intravenous fluids are given to replace vital electrolytes minerals and salts in the bloodstream and body and fluid that have been lost through vomiting.

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Check for errors and try again. There are signs by which a new born can be identified with this rare condition of jejunoileal atresia. You May Also Like. These symptoms, however, do not allow for differentiation from a duodenal atresia.

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We need long-term secure funding to provide you the information that you need at your fingertips. In some cases this disorder may be inherited through an autosomal recessive trait.

Duodenal Atresia is a rare disorder in which there is a blockage of the normal opening or canal atresia in the first division of the small intestine duodenum. Choledochal cysts Caroli disease Biliary atresia. Standard Therapies Jejunal Atresia can be determined prenatally by testing the amniotic fluid.