Intestinal malrotation is a congenital anomaly of rotation of the midgut.It occurs during the first trimester as the fetal gut undergoes a complex series of growth and development. Malrotation can lead to a dangerous complication called volvulus.Specialty: Medical genetics.
Intestinal Malrotation in adults is a condition of twisting of the intestines that blocks the digestive tract and prevents proper passage of food. The condition can have far reaching consequences leading to even death. The most apparent symptoms are pain and cramps, and treatment is through surgery, known as Ladd's procedure.
INTRODUCTION. Midgut malrotation is a congenital anomaly presenting mainly in the childhood. Its presentation as an acute intestinal obstruction is extremely rare in adults usually recognized intra-operatively, therefore a high index of suspicion is always required when dealing with any case of acute intestinal obstruction.Cited by: 12.
Contrast enema examination usually shows malposition of the right colon with the ileum entering the cecum from the right, but the cecum may assume a normal location in up to 20% of patients. This normal location may cause malrotation to be missed on this type of study [11 23]. The contrast enema findings are also non-specific because cecal Cited by: 6.