Apple Peel Atresia | definition of Apple Peel Atresia by Medical dictionary
Christmas Tree Deformity (redirected from Apple Peel Atresia)
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’
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive
(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.