Monozygotic twins with discordant intestinal rotation

Vance L. Smith, Frederick Long, Benedict C. Nwomeh

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Previous case reports have suggested a strong concordance of intestinal malrotation among identical twins. This has led to the recommendation that the asymptomatic twin undergo screening when malrotation is discovered in the identical sibling. We present a case of monozygotic twins in which one twin presented with intestinal malrotation with midgut volvulus while the other twin was found to have normal gastrointestinal anatomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-354
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Intestinal malrotation
  • Midgut
  • Monozygotic twins
  • Upper GI contrast examination
  • Volvulus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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