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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-31

Apple peel jejunal atresia: Successful management of a rare case


1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, J.N.M.C and KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, Belgaum, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, J.N.M.C and KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, Belgaum, India
3 Department of Pediatrics, J.N.M.C and KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, Belgaum, India
4 Department of Anesthesia, J.N.M.C and KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, Belgaum, India

Correspondence Address:
Santosh B Kurbet
Associate Professor, J.N.M.C and KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, Belgaum
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.96470

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Apple peel jejunal atresia is a rare congenital anomaly. This condition presents at birth as an intestinal obstruction, is diagnosed by X-rays and confirmed by laparatomy. Resection of the dilated proximal intestine and primary anastomosis is the treatment, but has a poor prognosis. We report here a rare form of atresia with apple peel deformity and its successful management.


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