Reversed rotation of the midgut in adults--a case report

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2010 Oct;92(7):W3-5. doi: 10.1308/147870810X12822015504446. Epub 2010 Aug 26.


Intestinal obstruction is a common surgical emergency. It is often due to adhesions; however, when the patient is young and has a virgin abdomen, we have to consider uncommon causes. We present a rare case of reversed rotation of the midgut as a cause for intestinal obstruction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cecal Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cecal Diseases / surgery
  • Colectomy / methods
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Volvulus / diagnostic imaging*
  • Intestinal Volvulus / surgery
  • Male
  • Radiography