Journal of Hepatology and Gastrointestinal disorders

Journal of Hepatology and Gastrointestinal disorders
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ISSN: 2475-3181

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Complete Intestinal Malrotation in Adult Associated to Intestinal Sub-Occlusion: Case Report

Daniel Navarini, Antônio Benincá Albuquerque, André Luca Boeira Rovani, Deise Dessanti, Henrique Waltrick de Albuquerque, Diego Reffatti, Bruna Tomasi Lorentz, Mariana Berger do Rosário, Fábio Lisboa de Paula and Carlos Augusto Scusse Madalosso

Intestinal malrotation is a congenital anomaly which includes all alterations that may occur in the rotation or fixation of the intestine during embryological development. Typically, it is evidenced in the first months of life, thus being a diagnostic challenge in symptomatic adults . The anomaly may remain asymptomatic or present a variety of symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and other dyspeptic symptoms. The treatment of choice is surgical and consists of the Ladd procedure. A case of intestinal malrotation was reported in a 49-year-old male patient, as well as a review of the literature on epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment.