Intestinal malrotation

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Gupta

Presentation

Vague long standing upper abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male
CT

The duodenum if traced can be seen to cross to left side and then twist around with duodenojejunal junction to right of midline. The Cecum is in right iliac fossa.

Note that pancreatic uncinate process is well formed and SMA/SMV relationship is preserved.

Incidentally noted cardiomegaly and right pleural effusion.

Case Discussion

Previously thought to be of only academic interest- current thinking dictates that incidentally noted malrotation should be surgically corrected.

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Case information

rID: 17391
Case created: 9th Apr 2012
Last edited: 17th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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