Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 31, Issue 5, pp 354–356

A normal sonogram does not exclude malrotation

  • L. M. Ashley
  • Scott Allen
  • Rita L. Teele
Original article

DOI: 10.1007/s002470100434

Cite this article as:
Ashley, L., Allen, S. & Teele, R. Pediatric Radiology (2001) 31: 354. doi:10.1007/s002470100434

Abstract

We present case reports of three recent patients to reinforce the argument that upper gastrointestinal series is the method of choice with which to document malrotation. It has been 9 years since there was a major discussion of this subject in the literature. Ultrasonography cannot confidently exclude malrotation. Radiographic study with contrast continues to be the best diagnostic tool.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. M. Ashley
    • 1
  • Scott Allen
    • 1
  • Rita L. Teele
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Starship Children's Hospital, Park Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand e-mail: ritat@ahsl.co.nz Tel.: + 64-9-3 07 28 36 Fax: + 64-9-3 57 43 10NZ