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What is meant by intestinal malrotation?

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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
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