Midgut volvulus secondary to intestinal malrotation is a rare cause of an acute abdomen in adults, with 92 confirmed cases in the literature.
This case report reviews the incidence of malrotation in adults. It also highlights the difficulty in diagnosing midgut volvulus in the adult.
In this case, the typical CT findings of malrotation with midgut volvulus can be seen. Midgut volvulus is a complication of malrotation in which clockwise twisting of the bowel (whirlpool sign) around the SMA axis occurs because of the narrowed mesenteric attachment.
In this article, learn about the causes and symptoms in both adults and children, as well as how a volvulus is treated. We also look at what.