Malrotation sentence example

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  • Malrotation of the duodenum is a more common cause of duodenal obstruction, typically appearing in the first few weeks of life.
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  • In malrotation, the duodenum is usually coiled to the right, causing obstruction of the duodenum and failure of the stomach contents to pass through to the next portion of small intestine.
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  • Malrotation may also involve the presence of Ladd's bands, abnormal folds or bands of tissue under tension across the lumen of the duodenum.
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  • Malrotation can also occur with duodenal volvulus or volvulus lower in the bowel.
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  • Intestinal malrotation is a more common cause, occurring in one in 500 live births, although only a small percentage of these have duodenal malrotation.
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  • Malrotation or coiling of the duodenum can also obstruct the duodenum, sometimes accompanied by volvulus, a twisting of the duodenum around itself.
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  • If malrotation is suspected, contrast-enhanced x rays of the upper intestinal region are usually able to visualize the twisted duodenum.
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  • Ladd's procedure is used to surgically correct malrotation.
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  • The malrotation, stenosis, or membranous bands are corrected surgically so that the duodenum has a normal opening and connects properly to the stomach and jejunum.
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  • If malrotation or duodenal volvulus has caused the blood supply to be cut off in a portion of the intestine before surgery, death of intestinal tissue can result and life-threatening gangrene can develop.
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  • Volvulus is the twisting of the small or large bowel around itself (malrotation).
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