Giant segmental dilatation of jejunum causing volvulus in an infant: A case report
Keywords:Segmental dilatation, Jejunum, Giant, Malrotation
Background: Giant segmental dilatation of jejunum (SDJ) is rare in small infants where it often presents with intestinal obstruction. Occasionally, the giant SDJ may twist resulting in volvulus.
Case Presentation: A 1-month-old female infant presented with intestinal obstruction. At surgery, isolated giant segmental dilatation of the jejunum causing volvulus of the bowel was found. The gut was viable. The SDJ was excised and jejuno-jejunal anastomosis was performed. Ladd’s procedure was also performed for the associated malrotation. Postoperative recovery remained uneventful.
Conclusion: Giant SDJ is a rare entity, rarer still is its presentation with volvulus secondary to its twist. Early diagnosis and prompt management result in a good outcome.
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