Intestinal malrotation and Ladd’s bands in a young child

  • G Gaido
  • EM Nyaga
  • KM Ali
  • C Lanza


The case we present, is an interesting example of intestinal malrotation, which is a well known congenital condition, which tend to manifest early in life. In our case the age of our patient made the diagnosis potentially more challenging, as it was not the most typical age for duodenal stenosis due to Ladd’s bands, which is often mostly observed earlier in life. Stenosis of the duodenum is relatively rare, and may represent a surgical challenge, especially in setting with limited diagnostic and treatment facilities. We also discuss implication of language barriers to potentially delay timely diagnosis and optimal management.


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