Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

Antenatal midgut volvulus is a rare surgical emergency in which bowel is severely compromised. Rarely the etiology is a mesenteric defect. Early diagnosis is essential and lifesaving in the immediate newborn period. Typically upper gastrointestinal or ultrasound imaging can be suggestive of the diagnosis of volvulus in the neonate. Sometimes, however, the diagnosis may be elusive. Herein, we report on the use of neonatal magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose a midgut volvulus that occurred through a congenital mesenteric defect.

Comments

Originally published : Open Access : CC attribution. AJP Rep. 2016 Apr; 6(2): e239–e242. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1584548

PMID:
27551577
PMCID:
PMC4983723
DOI:
10.1055/s-0036-1584548

Share

COinS