Flashcards in 45. Malrotation Deck (4)
due to / mechanism
anomaly of midgut rotation during fetal development --> improper positioning of bowel, formation of fibrous bands ( Ladd bands) ( esp on cecum connected with other structures)
malrotation can lead to
2. duodenal obstruction
• An infant is born with an atypical bowel position and Ladd bands on plain film. What is a potential complication of this condition?
Volvulus, duodenal obstruction (this is malrotation in which Ladd bands are peritoneal bands that can obstruct the colon)