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Case report


Intrauterine volvulus of terminal ileum without malrotation.

Suheil ArtulGeorge HabibAmin AdawiBishara MansourWilliam Nseir
Departments of Radiology, Nazareth Hospital, Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Bar‑Ilan University, Safed, Neonatal, Pediatric Surgery Unit, Medicine, Nazareth Hospital, Nazareth, Israel
Date of Submission: 16-Jun-2013, Date of Acceptance: 08-Oct-2013, Date of Web Publication: 28-Nov-2013.
Corresponding Author:
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Suheil Artul

Department of Radiology, Nazareth Hospital, Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society, Nazareth, Israel.
E-mail: Suheil_artul@hotmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Suheil Artul

Department of Radiology, Nazareth Hospital, Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society, Nazareth, Israel.
E-mail: Suheil_artul@hotmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.122317 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Neonatal terminal ileum volvulus in the absence of malrotation has never been reported before in English literature. However, another similar rare entity known as neonatal primary segmental volvulus without malrotation has been reported before. Volvulus, in general, is an extreme emergency and cases not diagnosed in time lead to death. The main diagnosis is based on radiological features seen on imaging. We present a case of volvulus of terminal ileum that was diagnosed and surgically treated at age of 15 h ensuring the newborn survived. The definitive diagnosis was based mainly on ultrasonographic findings.
Keywords: Malrotation, Ultrasound, Volvulus Terminal Ilium

Cited in 1 Document

  1. Soo-Hong Kim, Yong-Hoon Cho and Hae-Young Kim (2019) Primary Segmental Volvulus of Small Intestine: Surgical Perspectives According to Age at Diagnosis. Front. Pediatr. 7:. doi: 10.3389/fped.2019.00146

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