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Sonographic diagnosis of malrotation: it’s complicated — counterpoint

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Focused abdominal sonography (US) has been suggested as a first-line modality for the diagnosis of malrotation and volvulus in newborns. In this paper, the author reviews the strengths and weaknesses of US in the diagnosis and exclusion of malrotation and volvulus. The author reviews published implementation programs for using US in both conditions and describes the anatomical variations that limit the utility of US depiction of a retromesenteric duodenum in the exclusion of malrotation.

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Taylor, G.A. Sonographic diagnosis of malrotation: it’s complicated — counterpoint. Pediatr Radiol 52, 723–725 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-021-05163-z

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