Newborn is suffering from midgut malrotation. Kindly advise.

Q. What can be done for midgut malrotation in a newborn?

Answered by
Dr. Babu Lal Meena
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 11, 2023

Hello doctor,

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



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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.

Thank you doctor,

Will this cause problem in future?



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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.

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