Neonatal intestinal volvulus and preduodenal portal vein associated with situs ambiguus: Report of a case

Toshihiko Watanabe, Miwako Nakano, Kazuki Yamazawa, Katsuhiro Maeyama, Masao Endo

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Abstract

Situs ambiguus is a rare lateralization anomaly that is frequently associated with other malformations, including preduodenal portal vein (PDPV), intestinal malrotation, and cardiovascular anomalies. This is a case report on a newborn that was clinically diagnosed with situs ambiguus and midgut volvulus. During surgery the patient was found to have intestinal malrotation, Meckel's diverticulum, and PDPV that was not a direct cause of duodenal obstruction. The patient was treated with Ladd's procedure and resection of Meckel's diverticulum. It is important to be familiar with the spectrum of situs anomalies to prevent trauma to the portal vein with serious complications during surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)726-729
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery today
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 1

Keywords

  • Malrotation
  • Newborn
  • Preduodenal portal vein
  • Situs ambiguus
  • Situs anomaly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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