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Jejunal atresia


Other Names for this Disease
  • Apple peel small bowel syndrome
  • Apple peel syndrome
  • Apple-peel intestinal atresia
  • APSB
  • Atresia of small intestine
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Your Question

Our first born child had jejunal artresia. What are the chances of any further children we may have suffering from the same condition?

Our Answer

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Is jejunal atresia inherited?

Most cases of jejunal atresia occur sporadically in people with no family history of the condition. However, it can rarely affect more than one family member. In these families, jejunal atresia is likely due to a genetic cause and appears to be inherited in an autosomal recessive or multifactorial manner.[1][2]

Last updated: 6/12/2015

What is a couple's chance of having additional children with jejunal atresia if they have already had one child with the condition?

The recurrence risk of isolated jejunal atresia (not associated with additional symptoms) for unaffected and unrelated parents is unclear as no extensive family studies on the condition exist.[3] However, for more personalized information about your risk of having another child with jejunal atresia, we recommend you schedule a genetics consultation. Genetics clinics are a source of information regarding genetic diagnosis, natural history, treatment, mode of inheritance, and genetic risks to other family members. To find a genetics clinic, we recommend that you contact your primary doctor for a referral.

The following online resources can help you find a genetics professional in your community:
Last updated: 6/14/2015

References
Other Names for this Disease
  • Apple peel small bowel syndrome
  • Apple peel syndrome
  • Apple-peel intestinal atresia
  • APSB
  • Atresia of small intestine
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.