Intestinal malrotation

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

Bilious vomiting.

Patient Data

Age: 5 days
Gender: Male
X-ray

Prominent loops of gas-filled small bowel. No gas is seen in the rectum.

Fluoroscopy

Barium meal demonstrates a cork-screw proximal jejunum, with the DJ-flexure never reaching the left side of the abdomen, or ascending to L1. Features are in keeping with intestinal malrotation, and given the history, small bowel volvulus

Case Discussion

Features are in keeping with intestinal malrotation, and given the history, small bowel volvulus

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Case information

rID: 12526
Case created: 11th Dec 2010
Last edited: 10th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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