Intestinal derotation in emergency surgery

Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2010 Oct;36(5):495-8. doi: 10.1007/s00068-010-0008-y. Epub 2010 Mar 17.


Intestinal derotation (ID) is a rarely used surgical technique which allows elegant and effective surgical access to the superior mesenteric axis and third and fourth portion of the duodenum. ID proves an extremely useful technique especially in the emergency setting when access to the "surgical soul" is needed. To master this technique the surgeon has to become familiar with the anatomical landmarks of that area along with the embryological background.

Keywords: Acute abdomen; Emergency surgery; Intestinal Malrotation; Intestinal derotation.