The abnormal formation of the intestine in the abdomen is known as malrotation. Stomach pain and cramps caused by the obstruction preventing the food from passing through are the common symptoms of this disorder. A swollen stomach, poor appetite, blood in the stool and little or no urine are some of the other symptoms observed in babies born with this abnormality.
HOW IS MALROTATION DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same would be done by a general physician who would notice your symptoms and also do a radiography. In most cases the problem is diagnosed right after birth.
HOW IS MALROTATION TREATED?
Treating malrotation requires a surgery. The time of the surgery will depend on the severity of the condition.
DID YOU KNOW?
Malrotation occurs in one out of every 500 births in the United States. Among those children who have malrotation and develop symptoms, most symptoms will occur in the first year of life. Nearly 60 percent of cases are diagnosed during the first week of life. Malrotation occurs equally in boys and girls. However, more boys show symptoms within the first month of life than girls.