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Case 9.28 

Case 9.28
Case 9.28

Christine U. Lee

, and James F. Glockner

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date: 01 October 2020

11-year-old boy with suspected IBD

Coronal SSFSE images (Figure 9.28.1) demonstrate abnormal orientation of large and small bowel, with small bowel in the right abdomen and colon in the left abdomen.


Classic thinking regarding malrotation holds that most cases are detected within the first few months of life. However, in the new era of cross-sectional imaging for everyone, more and more adults with asymptomatic malrotations are noted and the true incidence is not entirely certain. Estimates in the literature range from 1 in 6,000 to 1 in 200 live births. Autopsy studies suggest that some form of malrotation exists in 0.5% to 1% of the population....

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