Intestinal malrotation in monozygotic twins; The asymptomatic twin should be screened: A case report and review

Daniel E. Levin, Jamil A. Matthews, Christa Grant, Ryan G. Spurrier, Akemi L. Kawaguchi

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Abstract

Intestinal malrotation occurs in approximately 1 per 1200 live births. However, it is not known if monozygotic twins have a differential risk for malrotation. Therefore, it is unclear whether an asymptomatic identical twin of an infant with known intestinal malrotation should undergo a formal screening evaluation. We describe a case of the diagnosis of malrotation in an asymptomatic identical twin of a baby who had been treated for malrotation with volvulus and review the relevant medical literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-78
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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