The presence of intestinal malrotation (IM) may pose unexpected problems during bariatric operations. We reviewed the records of patients with IM undergoing bariatric operations at our institution over the last 5 years. Three patients underwent four procedures. These included an open duodenal switch, an attempted laparoscopic gastric bypass with open duodenal switch as a second-stage procedure, and lastly a laparoscopic robot-assisted duodenal switch. All patients have had good outcomes. The key anatomic principles of a tension-free duodeno-enterostomy and maintaining appropriate orientation at the distal enteroenterostomy are emphasized.
- Duodenal switch
- Intestinal malrotation