The authors present a previously unreported association of different types of intestinal atresiain identical low-birth-weight twins. Both babies were affected by duodenal atresia, associated in the firstcase with a complete mucosal duodenal membrane and in the second one with an “apple-peel” jejunalatresia. These occurrences may suggest that they were either the consequence of linkage of 2 genes or apleiotropic expression of a single gene responsible for such rare conditions
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2301-2304
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Publication statusPublished - 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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