Malrotation: Techniques, Spectrum of Appearances, Pitfalls, and Management

  • Alan Daneman


The midgut is that part of the bowel supplied by the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and it extends from the mid-portion of the second part of the duodenum to the distal third of the transverse colon. The term “malrotation” is broadly used to describe the spectrum of developmental abnormalities of the midgut that are associated with abnormal rotation and/or fixation [1, 2, 3]. Malrotation may occur as an isolated entity. However, it is also associated with congenital defects in the development of the abdominal wall (e.g., omphalocele and gastroschisis) or diaphragm (e.g., congenital diaphragmatic hernia). Furthermore, it may also be associated with abnormalities of visceral situs and with certain syndromes.


Small Bowel Proximal Colon Internal Hernia Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Contrast Enema 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Daneman
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada

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