Christmas tree deformity
Definition A popular term for a severe form of proximal jejunoileal atresia, Grosfeld’s type III(2), secondary to an absent superior mesenteric artery beyond the middle colic branch. In the deformity, a single branch of the superior mesenteric artery develops, supplying in a retrograde fashion, a markedly shortened ileum, resulting in an appearance and radiologic image fancifully likened to a Christmas tree.
Yeah, I know, it’s a real stretch…maybe they don’t get out much, or never seen a real Christmas tree
Synonyms Apple peel atresia, apple peel syndrome, Christmas tree syndrome
Reference http://health-7.com/Atlas%20of%20Pediatric %20Physical%20Diagnosis/Neonates %20%26amp% 3B%20Infants/10