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Heterotaxia syndrome: the role of screening for intestinal rotation abnormalities
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    All infants with heterotaxia should be screened for malrotation
    • Nicholas M. Brennan, SpR Paediatrics
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      • James P. Gnanapragasam, Kevin S. Roman, Joseph J. Vettukattil

    Choi et al are to be congratulated for their 34 year retrospective study of the risk of volvulus in patients with heterotaxia.[1] Their article adds to the literature which is increasingly challenging the notion that all children with intestinal rotational abnormalities (IRA) should undergo a Ladd procedure.[1,2] We take issue, however, with their conclusions that all asymptomatic patients should be followed-up without scr...

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