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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of 332 adult malrotation patients

From: CT facilitates improved diagnosis of adult intestinal malrotation: a 7-year retrospective study based on 332 cases

Parameters Total (n = 332)
No. (%)
Gender ratio (male/female) 1.91:1
Age, years
 Mean 51.0 ± 15.3
 Range 18–97
Asymptomatic patients 188 (56.6)
Symptoms at diagnosis (n = 144)
 Abdominal pain 114 (79.2)
 Bloating 37 (25.7)
 Vomiting 18 (12.5)
 Nausea 7 (4.9)
 Diarrhea 6 (4.2)
 Constipation 4 (2.8)
Complication: volvulus 7 (2.1)
Duration of symptoms# (n = 91)
 Hours/days 25 (27.5)
 Weeks 16 (17.6)
 Months 24 (26.4)
 Years 26 (28.5)
Treatment# (n = 91)
 Conservative treatment 79 (86.8)
 Surgical treatment 12 (13.2)
  1. Patients’ first symptoms are duplicated (coexistence of several symptoms)
  2. #Duration of symptoms and treatment modalities were obtained from 91 patients, and outpatients without detailed records and asymptomatic patients with predominantly other conditions (kidney stones, cirrhosis, hypertension, etc.) were not recorded