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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

1. volvulus
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)


• Malrotation of the gut is due to improper rotation of what fetal structure during development?

The midgut

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