Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

A Very Rare Case of Intestinal Atresia, the Apple Peel Syndrome

Gueye D1*, Fall MB2, Ndour D3, Ahye D1, Ndoye A1, Mbaye PA1, Sagna A1 and Ngom G1

1Department of Pediatrics Surgery, Albert ROYER Children Hospital Center, France
2Department of Pediatrics Surgery, Aristide LE DANTEC Teaching Hospital, France
3Department of Pediatrics Surgery, Dalal JAMM Teaching Hospital, France

*Correspondance to: Doudou Gueye 

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Small bowel atresia is among the rarest congenital gastro-intestinal anomalies. Apple-Peel syndrome is a very uncommon pattern of small intestine atresia: <5%. The present paper records the case of a neonate, who presented an Apple peel syndrome. The clinical presentation featured an occlusive syndrome and was explored with abdominal X-ray and ultrasound. The preoperative exploration found a small intestine atresia with a snail-like aspect. We performed an end-to-end jejunal singlestage anastomosis. The aim of our work is to make a focus on this uncommon neonatal condition as well as the benefits and risks of its treatment by a single-stage approach without undergoing an enterostomy.


Atresia; Apple Peel syndrome; Abdominal X-ray


Gueye D, Fall MB, Ndour D, Ahye D, Ndoye A, Mbaye PA, et al. A Very Rare Case of Intestinal Atresia, the Apple Peel Syndrome. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1700 .

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