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Intestinal malrotation in adults. Roentgenographic assessment with emphasis on isolated complete and partial nonrotations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  175705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intestinal malrotation may occur as an isolated deformity. It may involve either the proximal (duodenojejunal) or the distal (cecocolic) intestinal segment. A survey of 28 consecutive cases of rotational abnormalities in the adult population demonstrates a diversity of roentgenographic presentations. Twelve cases exhibited the classical form of nonrotation of the entire midgut. The rest showed isolated forms of complete and partial rotations as well as a variety of intermediary forms previously not reported in the literature. Familiarization with this concept avoids confusing interpretations and errors in the roentgenographic diagnosis.
E J Balthazar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  126     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1976 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-04-30     Completed Date:  1976-04-30     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-67     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Barium Sulfate
Intestines / abnormalities*,  embryology,  radiography
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
7727-43-7/Barium Sulfate

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