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

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.

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@article{Hara2015ANW, title={A neonate with intestinal volvulus without malrotation exhibiting early jaundice with a suspected fetal onset.}, author={Kaori Hara and Mari Kinoshita and Takane Kin and Takeshi Arimitsu and Yohei Matsuzaki and Kazushige Ikeda and Hiroshi Tomita and Akihiro Fujino and Tatsuo Kuroda}, journal={The Turkish journal of pediatrics}, year={2015}, volume={57 4}, pages={418-421} }