A neonate with intestinal volvulus without malrotation exhibiting early jaundice with a suspected fetal onset

Kaori Hara, Mari Kinoshita, Takane Kin, Takeshi Arimitsu, Yohei Matsuzaki, Kazushige Ikeda, Hiroshi Tomita, Akihiro Fujino, Tatsuo Kuroda

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Abstract

Intestinal volvulus without malrotation is a rare disease that causes volvulus of the small intestine despite normal intestinal rotation and fixation. We encountered a neonate with this disease who developed early jaundice and was suspected to have a fetal onset. This patient was characterized by early jaundice complicating intestinal volvulus without malrotation and is considered to have exhibited reduced fetal movement and early jaundice as a result of volvulus, necrosis, and hemorrhage of the small intestine in the fetal period. If abdominal distention accompanied by early jaundice is noted in a neonate, intestinal volvulus without malrotation and associated intraabdominal hemorrhage should be suspected and promptly treated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-421
Number of pages4
JournalTurkish Journal of Pediatrics
Volume57
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 1

Keywords

  • Early jaundice
  • Fetal onset
  • Intestinal volvulus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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