Different types of intestinal atresia in identical twins

De Grazia E; Di Pace Mr; Caruso Am; Catalano P; Cimador M

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2301-2304
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume43
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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De Grazia E; Di Pace Mr; Caruso Am; Catalano P; Cimador M (2008). Different types of intestinal atresia in identical twins. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 43, 2301-2304.