Apple-peel intestinal atresia: enteroplasty for intestinal lengthening and primary anastomosis.J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun; 48(6):E5-7.JP
Apple-peel atresia (or Type-IIIb intestinal atresia) is an unusual type of jejunoileal atresia. They present with jejunal atresia near the ligament of Treitz and a foreshortened small bowel. Many surgical options have been used, but the optimal method of repair remains unclear. We present a case of a newborn with apple-peel intestinal atresia managed by enteroplasty for intestinal lengthening and primary anastomosis.