Christmas tree deformity

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Christmas tree

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


Christmas tree deformity image from New Medical Terms

Christmas tree deformity

Synonyms Apple peel atresia, apple peel syndrome, Christmas tree syndrome

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