Radiological versus clinical evidence of malrotation, a tortuous tale--10-year review.
AffiliationDepartment of Paediatric Surgery, Children's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. email@example.com
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CitationRadiological versus clinical evidence of malrotation, a tortuous tale--10-year review. 2012, 22 (3):238-42 Eur J Pediatr Surg
JournalEuropean journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift für Kinderchirurgie
AbstractMalrotation is a common abnormality, often diagnosed in the neonatal period. Symptoms may be nonspecific and clinical signs of volvulus are often only seen in the late stages when there has been significant ischemic insult to the bowel. The gold standard diagnostic investigation is the upper gastrointestinal (UGI) contrast study. This study was designed to assess the incidence of negative laparotomy in patients with malrotation diagnosed on UGI contrast study and to identify the clinical signs and symptoms at presentation.