A Case of Intrauterine Intestinal Volvulus
1)Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Japanese Red Cross Katsushika Maternity Hospital
2)Department of Pediatrics, Japanese Red Cross Katsushika Maternity Hospital
We report a case of intrauterine intestinal volvulus without malrotation in a fetus. A 31-year-old woman was admitted at 33 weeks 3 days' gestation because of decreased fetal movement and a nonreassuring fetal heart rate pattern on cardiotocography. A 1,948-g boy was delivered via emergency cesarean section. After birth, a small-bowel volvulus without malrotation was noted at laparotomy. In this case, the abnormal fetal heart rate pattern might have been caused by the decreased cardiac output associated with intestinal bleeding and distension due to small bowel volvulus.
ϊγεγο 2013; 9(4), 198-201
primary volvulus of small intestine, nonreassuring fetal status
Toshiyuki Tamura, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Japanese Red Cross Katsushika Maternity Hospital, 5-11-12 Tateishi, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo 124-0012, Japan