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?
The general physician will physically examine and ask for barium x-rays, CT scan and an ultrasound of the abdominal area to diagnose the condition. Most children get diagnosed by age 1.
HOW IS MALROTATION TREATED?
This disorder can only be rectified by surgery. Antibiotics are prescribed to prevent infections.
DID YOU KNOW?
Often multiple surgeries are required to treat Malrotation