Christmas Tree Deformity

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A severe form of jejunoileal atresia (Grosfeld’s type IIIB), in which a single branch of the superior mesenteric artery fully develops, supplying, in a retrograde fashion, a markedly shortened ileum, arranged in a radiologic pattern fancifully likened to a reversed ‘Christmas tree’
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3) An intra-uterine vascular accident in late gestation has been accepted as the cause of apple peel atresia and presents with a spectrum of occlusions of one or more branches of the superior mesenteric artery.