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International Journal of Emergency Medicine

, 4:21

First Online: 02 June 2011Received: 21 January 2011Accepted: 02 June 2011

Abstract

Malrotation in children is due to either an incomplete or non-rotation of the foetal mid-gut during perinatal development. Presentation is usually in the first few weeks of life, often with life-threatening volvulus and ischaemia. However, it can be a rare cause of abdominal pain in older children and young adults. We present such a case, as a reminder to emergency physicians that malrotation should be considered in the differential diagnosis of recurrent or chronic abdominal pain not only in children but also in adolescents.

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Author: Rachael Mathews - Sam Thenabadu - Thiagarajan Jaiganesh

Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/1865-1380-4-21







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