Malrotation

 

In this episode Jennifer He, a 4th year McGill medical student, is going to talk about intestinal malrotation. This condition is very important to know about because it can present in a variety of ways, and early diagnosis of the condition can prompt early management, which has a big impact on the prognosis of the condition. The incidence of malrotation has been estimated at 1 in 6000 live births. Associated anomalies are common; the anomalies with the highest incidence include intestinal atresia, imperforate anus, cardiac anomalies and trisomy 21.

After listening to this podcast, you should be able to:

  • Understand the embryology behind malrotation
  • Explain the clinical presentation and management
  • Appreciate the subtleties in the clinical presentation of older patients

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