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Pediatric Jejunal and Ileal Atresia

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Summary

Anywhere along the length of the small intestine, including the duodenum, jejunum, ileum and colon, the intestine can form a blockage before an infant is born. This blockage usually occurs where one segment is not connected to the other segments, and is called an atresia. 

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Treatment

Infants with atresias require surgery to reconnect the segments that aren’t properly formed, allowing food to flow through the intestine all the way from the mouth to the rectum.

 

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