Agenesis of the dorsal mesentery presenting in an adolescent

SA Journal of Radiology

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Title Agenesis of the dorsal mesentery presenting in an adolescent
Creator Chacko, Anith Ismail, Farzanah Ellemdin, Sirajudeen
Subject Radiology; Medicine; Surgery Absent dorsal mesentery; Small bowel malrotation and volvulus; Imaging small bowel malrotation;Pancreatitis
Description Agenesis of the dorsal mesentery is a rare occurrence that usually presents in children. It is associated with proximal small bowel malrotation as well as high jejunal atresia with discontinuity of the small bowel. We present a case report of an adolescent presenting with clinical features of proximal small bowel obstruction (confirmed on imaging) as well as acute pancreatitis. At laparotomy, he was found to have no dorsal mesentery, without small bowel atresia, and the duodenum was fixed to the posterior abdominal wall. The patient recovered well and remained symptom-free.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2013-03-05
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v17i1.204
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 17, No 1 (2013); 16-18 2078-6778 1027-202X
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2013 Anith Chacko, Farzanah Ismail, Sirajudeen Ellemdin