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DIAZ, L.; ORMAECHEA, M.  e  JUAMBELTZ, C.. Middle intestine volvulus: on the purpose of two cases. Anfamed [online]. 2021, vol.8, n.1, e403.  Epub 01-Jun-2021. ISSN 2301-1254.

Intestinal malrotation is a spectrum of malformations that includes a great variety of alterations in the rotation and fixation process of the intestines. The total absence of intestinal rotation, one of the most frequents types of intestinal malrotation could present as an asymptomatic find or appear clinically as a midgut volvulus. However, even those that appear as midgut volvulus, could show quite different signs and symptoms according to the degree of ischemic insult and possible intestinal necrosis.

Two clinical cases of intestinal malrotation with midgut volvulus with quite different presentations, images, treatments, and evolutions, are informed.

The two cases are analyzed under a relevant bibliographic revision, knowledge is derived from the carried-out management and evolution, and elements for the future optimization of management are underlined.

Palavras-chave : Intestinal malrotation; Midgut volvulus.

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