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Midgut malrotation with congenital peritoneal band: a rare cause of small bowel obstruction in adulthood

Soo Fin Low, Chai Soon Ngiu, Radhika Sridharan, Yee Ling Lee
BMJ Case Reports 2014, 2014
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Midgut malrotation commonly presents in the neonatal period, and rarely manifests its symptoms in adulthood with an estimated incidence of 0.2-0.5%. Nevertheless, the symptoms are non-specific with no strong pointers towards the clinical diagnosis. Consequently, the diagnosis is usually disclosed with imaging or surgery. We report a case of small bowel obstruction secondary to a congenital peritoneal band with underlying midgut malrotation in a 48-year-old man.

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