Key Points about Intestinal Malrotation and Volvulus
- Malrotation happens when the intestine doesn’t turn like it should. A volvulus happens when the intestine becomes twisted. This causes an intestinal blockage.
- The most common symptoms are vomiting bile, stomach pain, diarrhea or constipation, and bloody stools.
- A volvulus is considered a life-threatening problem. This is because the intestine can die when it’s twisted and doesn’t have enough blood supply.
- If your child has a volvulus, they will likely have surgery as soon as possible to prevent damage.
- Most children who have a volvulus fixed with surgery often have no long-term problems if there wasn’t any intestinal damage.
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