The management of malrotation when it is an incidental finding is unclear. This retrospective study reports an analysis of radiological and operative findings in a series of 71 patients. There were no deaths. We report a false-positive rate of 15% for upper gastrointestinal contrast studies reported as showing malrotation. Our findings and a review of the literature demonstrate that in the asymptomatic child over 2 years of age, the evidence supporting mandatory correction of malrotation is weak.