Alexandre Mantovani Bezerra, MD Candidate - Santa Casa de Sao Paulo School of Medical Sciences - Medical Student

Alexandre Mantovani Bezerra

MD Candidate

Santa Casa de Sao Paulo School of Medical Sciences

Medical Student

Sao Paulo, SP | Brazil

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Alexandre Mantovani Bezerra, MD Candidate - Santa Casa de Sao Paulo School of Medical Sciences - Medical Student

Alexandre Mantovani Bezerra

MD Candidate

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Primary Affiliation: Santa Casa de Sao Paulo School of Medical Sciences - Sao Paulo, SP , Brazil

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Mar 2014
Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo

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Má rotação intestinal em adultos: um relato de caso e revisão da literatura / Malrotation in adults: a case report and literature review

Bezerra AM, Yamaguchi OY, Gonçalves LA, Nascimento BAC, Sassatani AS, Assef JC. Má rotação intestinal em adultos: um relato de caso e revisão da literatura. Arq Med Hosp Fac Cienc Med Santa Casa São Paulo, São Paulo. 2019. 64(1): 61-64. DOI: 10.26432/1809-3019.2019.64.1.061

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Abstract

BackgroundIntestinal malrotation is a congenital anomaly caused by an incomplete or lack of normal gut rotation during embryogenic period. It manifests in varying ways. In this study, we present a case that represents this diagnosis. Case Report: Female patient, 51 years old, arrives at the Santa Isabel’s Emergency Department complaining about a continuous epigastric pain for the last 3 days, irradiating to the lower abdominal quadrant and right side of abdomen, associated with nausea, bilious vomiting, and failure to thrive. As an initial approach, image and laboratory studies were performed, with a diagnostic hypothesis of obstructive acute abdomen. In contrasted tomography, no contrast phase, signals of malrotation were seen.  Conclusion: This case report provides a typical presentation of a complication from intestinal malrotation in an adult. Image studies were critical to this diagnosis.  

Key words: Congenital abnormalities, Digestive system abnormalities/diagnosis imaging, Intestines/abnormalities, Intestinal obstruction, Adult

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February 2019
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