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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2002 Mar;5(1):79-82. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 2002.  https://doi.org/10.5223/kjpgn.2002.5.1.79
Copyright © 2002 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Intestinal Malrotation with Midgut Volvulus Presenting with Intermittent Vomiting and Abdominal Pain
Jong Shik Kim, Ju Young Chung, Dong Churl Park, Sang Woo Kim, Hong Joo Kim,1 and Young Hoon Kim2
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Sanggye-Paik Hospital, Inje University, Seoul, Korea. -paik.or.kr
1Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Sanggye-Paik Hospital, Inje University, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Sanggye-Paik Hospital, Inje University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Intestinal malrotation is a developmental anomaly resulting from embryologic failure of fixation and rotation of the gut and predisposed to midgut volvulus and small bowel obstruction. Acute midgut volvulus is most often encountered in the newborn period. But older children and adults may have a history of intermittent episodes of partial volvulus presenting with recurrent colicky abdominal pain accompanying bilious vomiting. We experienced a case of intestinal malrotation complicated by midgut volvulus presented with recurrent vomiting and abdominal pain in a 6-year-old boy.

Keywords: Intestinal malrotation; Volvulus