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A rare presentation of midgut malrotation as an acute intestinal obstruction in an adult: Two case reports and literature review.
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PMID:  23123419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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.
PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report two cases of young adults who presented with symptoms of acute intestinal obstruction and were diagnosed intra-operatively as cecal volvulus and paraduodenal hernia, respectively, caused by midgut malrotation. Post-operative CT scan confirmed these findings.
DISCUSSION: Malrotation of the intestinal tract is a product of an aberrant embryology. The presentation of intestinal malrotation in adults is rare (0.2-0.5%). Contrast enhanced CT can show the abnormal anatomic location of a right sided small bowel, a left-sided colon and an abnormal relationship of the superior mesenteric vein (SMV) situated to the left of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) instead of to the right.
CONCLUSION: Anomalies like midgut malrotation can present as an operative surprise and awareness regarding these anomalies can help surgeons deal with these conditions.
Shailendra Singh; Anupam Das; A S Chawla; S V Arya; Jasneet Chaggar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of surgery case reports     Volume:  4     ISSN:  2210-2612     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Surg Case Rep     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-08     Completed Date:  2013-01-09     Revised Date:  2013-04-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101529872     Medline TA:  Int J Surg Case Rep     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-5     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Surgical Associates Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of General Surgery, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India. Electronic address:
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