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What does bowel malrotation mean ?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Congenital issue

While developing as a fetus, your bowel is initially a straight tube but as it grows and changes into the various parts of the gut (stomach, intestine, colon, etc) it rotates in a left to right orientation to lay in your abdomen.
Malrotation simply means this process was not completed. Having malrotation does not necessarily cause problems and is common and goes un-noticed in most.

In brief: Congenital issue

While developing as a fetus, your bowel is initially a straight tube but as it grows and changes into the various parts of the gut (stomach, intestine, colon, etc) it rotates in a left to right orientation to lay in your abdomen.
Malrotation simply means this process was not completed. Having malrotation does not necessarily cause problems and is common and goes un-noticed in most.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Abnormal location

the intestine both large and small are in abnormal location that predisposes to twisting of the bowels and serious nutritional issues including death.
bilious emesis or vomiting green bile is malrotation until proven otherwise and requires immediate attention.

In brief: Abnormal location

the intestine both large and small are in abnormal location that predisposes to twisting of the bowels and serious nutritional issues including death.
bilious emesis or vomiting green bile is malrotation until proven otherwise and requires immediate attention.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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