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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health