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Duodenum inversum: A report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23331840     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Duodenum inversum is a rare congenital malformation defined by a duodenum which travels superiorly and then posteriorly prior to crossing the midline above the pancreas. It is often confused with other, more common, anomalies of intestinal rotation. We present a case of duodenum inversum diagnosed incidentally in a one-month old infant with Trisomy 21 during evaluation for reflux disease. Due to an inability to definitively rule out malrotation, the diagnosis was confirmed with a diagnostic laparoscopy. We discuss available literature concerning this rare anatomic anomaly as well as provide recommendations for diagnosis and treatment.
Authors:
Michael E Kim; Sara C Fallon; George S Bisset; Mark V Mazziotti; Mary L Brandt
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e47-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
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