Malrotation of volvulus and intestines

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Malrotation is a disorder of the rotation of the intestine or a disorder of its attachment to the back wall of the abdomen. The normal intestine rotates counterclockwise. The a. mesenterica sup. acts as the axis of rotation. The unfixed intestine predisposes to volvulus(knot of the intestinal hinge) and to obstruction. It is sometimes associated with asplenism or congenital heart defects.

Symptomatology[edit | edit source]

  • Symptoms of acute or recurrent abdomen appear,
  • symptoms occur shortly after birth or at any time during the first year of life..

Diagnosis[edit | edit source]

  • On the X-ray we see the distribution of air - missing bubbles in the appendix,
  • the rotation disorder is confirmed by irigography .

Therapy[edit | edit source]

  • Surgical..

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Used literature[edit | edit source]

  • HRODEK, Otto – VAVŘINEC, Jan. Pediatrics. 1. edition. Galén, 2002. ISBN 80-7262-178-5.
  • ŠAŠINKA, Miroslav – ŠAGÁT, Tibor – KOVÁCS, László. Pediatrics. 2. edition. Herba, 2007. ISBN 978-80-89171-49-1.