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HomeAnswersPediatricsgastrointestinal abnormalityNewborn is suffering from midgut malrotation. Kindly advise.

What can be done for midgut malrotation in a newborn?

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Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At May 6, 2019
Reviewed AtDecember 7, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My 24 days newborn son is suffering from midgut malrotation. Is this a problem?

Answered by Dr. Babu Lal Meena


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Abnormal relationship of the vessels can cause intestinal obstruction or volvulus. It may be asymptomatic as well. If it is symptomatic in the form of pain that is related to malrotation, then this baby may need corrective surgery. You should show to a pediatric surgeon.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

Will this cause problem in future?

Answered by Dr. Babu Lal Meena


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It may or may not cause problem in the future. Some of the patients may remain asymptomatic, and a minority of these develop symptoms. We cannot predict about the particular patient. You keep close follow up with your physician or surgeon.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Babu Lal Meena
Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Medical Gastroenterology

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