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Doctors Fail to Diagnose Malrotation

Malrotation is an “abnormal alignment of the bowels that can cut off blood flow to the intestines,” according to the article. Doctors told a woman not to worry when they misdiagnosed her baby’s conditions. They assumed the baby was only spitting up when he really suffered from malrotation. According to the article, “treatment is often delayed because parents and pediatricians mistake the symptoms for those of other, less serious conditions.” This condition is fatal. Failure to diagnose medical conditions often leads to medical malpractice suits.

Read more about diagnosing this medical condition here.