Journal Article

Progression of malrotation into volvulus in an adult after appendectomy

Johanna Basa, Lisa Shimotake, Gainosuke Sugiyama and Boyoung Song

in Journal of Surgical Case Reports

Volume 2014, issue 2 Published in print February 2014 |
Published online February 2014 | e-ISSN: 2042-8812 | DOI:

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Among the pediatric population malrotation is the most common cause of volvulus. This paper describes a case of adult malrotation, which progressed to volvulus shortly after appendectomy. It also reviews clinical presentations and diagnostic tools, discusses the recommended management, and considerations when addressing of this rare malady.

Journal Article.  886 words. 

Subjects: Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

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