Colon nontumor
Congenital anomalies

Topic Completed: 1 May 2013

Revised: 7 January 2019, last major update May 2013

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PubMed Search: colon malrotation

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Malrotation. website. Accessed May 29th, 2020.
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
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