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Is intestinal malrotation treatable?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 58 years experience
Treatable error: In fetus in initial stages of development all bowel is out side like a garden house, as abdominal wall develops it returns back in side in a systemic patron get rearranged by a series of steps, ( called rotation ) partial failure , like bands ( lad's ) etc called partial malrotation will cause obstruction of bowel in new born or later stages of life.Yes treatable by surgery.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Yes.: it requires surgery emergently to prevent damage to the small and large intestine so essential to life. primary symptom is bilious emesis, vomiting green bile.
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