Rapid Communication| Volume 42, ISSUE 4, e1-e3, April 2007

Three recurrent episodes of malrotation in an infant


      Malrotation with midgut volvulus in a newborn is not a rare condition and Ladd's procedure is the recommended surgical treatment. Recurrent volvulus after Ladd's procedure is very rare. We present a case of an infant operated on after birth for malrotation and midgut volvulus with 2 recurrent similar episodes in the following 20 months. We recommend abrasion of the parietal and visceral peritoneal surfaces when recurrence of malrotation occurs.

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