A. Midgut Volvulus.
B. Midgut Malrotation .
C. Both of the above.
D. None of the above.
The area encircled in the picture above represents a medical condition known as Midgut Volvulus.
The term Midgut Volvulus or Midgut Malrotation is a condition in which there is twisting of the midgut around the superior mesenteric artery.
- The classic presenting symptom of Midgut Volvulus is bilious vomiting.
- If a child has persisting vomiting of green or yellow color then it more or less confirms the presence of Midgut Volvulus.
- These symptoms usually present within the first day of life till the first week when the obstruction is at the maximum.
- Accompanying symptoms may include failure to thrive, anorexia, constipation, and blood in the stools.