Malrotation sentence example
- Malrotation of the duodenum is a more common cause of duodenal obstruction, typically appearing in the first few weeks of life.
- 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.
- Malrotation may also involve the presence of Ladd's bands, abnormal folds or bands of tissue under tension across the lumen of the duodenum.
- Malrotation can also occur with duodenal volvulus or volvulus lower in the bowel.
- Intestinal malrotation is a more common cause, occurring in one in 500 live births, although only a small percentage of these have duodenal malrotation.Advertisement
- Malrotation or coiling of the duodenum can also obstruct the duodenum, sometimes accompanied by volvulus, a twisting of the duodenum around itself.
- If malrotation is suspected, contrast-enhanced x rays of the upper intestinal region are usually able to visualize the twisted duodenum.
- Ladd's procedure is used to surgically correct malrotation.
- 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.
- 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.Advertisement
- Volvulus is the twisting of the small or large bowel around itself (malrotation).