Segmental dilatation of the ileum and intestinal malrotation

Ozbey H., Salman T., Boneval C., Aksoyek S., Celik A.

Pediatrik Cerrahi Dergisi, vol.11, no.3, pp.80-82, 1997 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Journal Name: Pediatrik Cerrahi Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.80-82
  • Keywords: Ileum, Intestinal obstruction, Malrotation
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Segmental dilatation of the intestine (SDI) is an uncommon cause of functional intestinal obstruction. Segmental dilatation of the ileum with malrotation was found in a 4-year-old girl presented with recurrent episodes of abdominal pain, nonbilious vomiting and severe growth retardation. She was treated successfully with resection of the dilated segment and end-to-end anastomosis. It is proposed that the association of SDI with malrotation may be a presentation of the failure in 'localized growth activity' of the bowel.