The authors present a previously unreported association of different types of intestinal atresia in identical low-birth-weight twins. Both babies were affected by duodenal atresia, associated in the first case with a complete mucosal duodenal membrane and in the second one with an “apple-peel” jejunal atresia. These occurrences may suggest that they were either the consequence of linkage of 2 genes or a pleiotropic expression of a single gene responsible for such rare conditions.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Pediatric Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health