Colon non tumor
Congenital anomalies

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 14 December 2016, last major update May 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: colon malrotation
Cite this page: Malrotation. website. Accessed March 23rd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Uncommon anomaly most often seen in infants, occasionally in adults, due to improper embryologic rotation of gut
  • Also defined as intestinal malrotation as intestinal nonrotation or incomplete rotation around the superior mesenteric artery (eMedicine)
  • Symptoms may first occur in women during pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 1993;81:817)
Case reports