A 25-year-old member asked:
is there a genetic reason for intestinal atresia?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes, in some cases: Most of intestinal atresia occur sporadically, though.
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Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: It is multifactorial and , may involve defects in blood supply. Can be associated with maternal factors such as drugs and smoking which can affect the developement of vascular structures in the fetus.
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Pediatric Surgery 27 years experience
Unknown: There is no known genetic cause of intestinal atresia.
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Last updated Mar 26, 2013
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