Jejunal atresia

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Jejunal atresia

Jejunal atresia is a genetic disorder in which people are born missing part 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 jejunum) twists around one of the arteries of the colon called the marginal artery and causes a blockage (atresia). Jejunal atresia is the most common cause of bowel obstruction in the newborn.  The defect may occur alone (isolated) or with other birth defects.  The symptoms and treatment vary from patient to patient.
 

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The terms "Jejunal atresia" returned 9 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

HDlive silhouette mode in antenatal diagnosis of jejunal atresia.
 

Author(s): M A M AboEllail, H Tanaka, N Mori, U Hanaoka, T Hata

Journal: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jul;48(1):131-2.

 

Last Updated: 5 Jul 2016

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumor, jejunal atresia and stenosis in a neonate.
 

Author(s): George Alin Stoica, Alex Emilian Stepan, Anca Maloş, Adriana Popa, Corneliu Cristian Georgescu, Maria Stoica, Daniel Cristian, Valeriu Şurlin, Daniela Cernea

Journal: Rom J Morphol Embryol. 2014 ;55(3 Suppl):1253-7.

 

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors could rise in different areas of the digestive tract, at any age, but very rarely in neonates. We present the case of a 5-day-old male, with intestinal stenosis and atresia (type II) operated for peritonitis. On the resected specimen, the histopathological ...

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2015

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Jejunal atresia in a neonate due to intrauterine intussusception.
 

Author(s): Sanjay D Deshmukh, Rupali Bavikar, Ajay M Naik

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2012 Feb;49(2):149-50.

 

We report a female neonate, who presented with abdominal distension and failure to pass meconium. Antenatal ultrasound at 32 weeks gestation and postnatal ultrasound on day1 suggested intestinal obstruction. During laparatomy, atresia of distal jejunum was found. The lumen of the ...

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2012

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The terms "Jejunal atresia" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Accuracy of prenatal ultrasound in detecting jejunal and ileal atresia: systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): C Virgone, F D'antonio, A Khalil, R Jonh, L Manzoli, S Giuliani

Journal: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2015 May;45(5):523-9.

 

The accuracy of prenatal ultrasound examination in detecting jejunal and ileal atresia has been reported in the literature to be highly variable, at 25-90%. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the accuracy of prenatal ultrasound in detecting non-duodenal small bowel atresia (ND-SBA).

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015

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Biliary atresia associated with jejunal atresia and a review of the literature in Japan.
 

Author(s): Koushi Asabe, Ko Yukitake, Toshiko Mori, Akihisa Mitsudome, Takayuki Shirakusa

Journal: Asian J Surg. 2005 Apr;28(2):154-7.

 

An unusual case of biliary atresia with jejunal atresia is herein described. Only 12 cases demonstrating biliary atresia associated with a jejunal atresia have been previously reported in Japan. The pathogenesis of biliary atresia is thought to be secondary to the influence of jejunal atresia.

Last Updated: 26 Apr 2005

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