Left – Sided appendicitis in a patient with congenital gastrointestinal malrotation

  • By Dr.M.Goutham, Dr. Pravin GU, Dr. Sarojo RK, Dr. A Parthasarathi M.D
  • Case Reports
  • AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2013 VOLUME 2 ISSUE 1

Background : While appendicitis is the most common abdominal disease requiring surgical intervention seen in the emergency room setting, intestinal malrotation is relatively uncommon. When patients with asymptomatic undiagnosed gastrointestinal malrotation clinically present with abdominal pain, accurate diagnosis and definitive therapy may be delayed, possibly increasing the risk of morbidity and morality. We present a case where imaging was crucial diagnostically and helpful for pre-surgical planning in a patient presenting with an acute abdomen superimposed on congenital gastrointestinal malrotation.

 

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