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Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

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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Treatment

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How might jejunal atresia be treated?

Jejunal atresia is typically treated with surgery. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is generally necessary for a period of time following surgery until normal meals are tolerated.[1][2]
Last updated: 6/14/2015

References
  1. Jejunal Atresia. NORD. 2007; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/jejunal-atresia/.
  2. Biren P Modi, MD. Intestinal Atresia, Stenosis, and Webs. Medlineplus. December 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/940615-overview#aw2aab6b2.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The Centers for Mendelian Genomics program is working to discover the causes of rare genetic disorders. For more information about applying to the research study, please visit their website.
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.