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atresia

Friday 15 October 2004

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Definition: Atresia is a condition in which a body orifice or passage in the body is abnormally closed or absent.

Examples

- choanal atresia
- aural atresia
- laryngeal atresia
- esophageal atresia
- aural atresia
- extrahepatic biliary tract atresia / biliary atresia
-  intestinal atresia

- urethral atresia
- vaginal atresia
- anal atresia
- valvular atresia

NB: For ovarian follicle atresia, atresia refers to the degeneration and subsequent resorption of one or more immature ovarian follicles.

See also

- visceral malformations

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