In tomography, the appearance of "twisted ribbon" mesentery, which surrounds SMA; collapsed status of intestinal loops; and a SMA image making rotations in successive sections are pathognomonic for midgut
The appendix, ileum, and ascending colon are all derived from the midgut
. The appendix first appears at the 8th week of gestation as a downward out-pouching of the caecum and gradually rotates to a more postero-medial location as the gut rotates and the caecum becomes fixed in the right lower quadrant.
volvulus is an extremely rare anomaly in adults.
Phase 3 Trial of 177Lu-Dotatate for Midgut
in 1992 reported a case of neonatal midgut
volvulus with severe intestinal ischemia extending from the ligament of Treitz to the midtransverse colon.3 They managed the baby with correction of volvulus and also placement of silo.
Knockdown of midgut
genes by dsRNA-transgenic plant-mediated RNA interference in the hemipteran insect Nilaparvata lugens.
Malrotation and midgut
volvulus: a historical review and current controversies in diagnosis and management.
The LAR formulation of octreotide inhibits tumor growth in patients with metastatic midgut
neuroendocrine tumors .
Ultrasound findings that may increase suspicion of fetal midgut
volvulus may include dilated bowel loops, intraabdominal calcifications, abdominal mass, polyhydramnios, gastric dilatation, and ascites.
We present an interesting case of a midgut
duplication cyst lined by respiratory epithelium, with a hypothesis based on the clinical presentation.
Lipid digestion and absorption take place in the insect midguts
cells produce and secrete lipases that digest dietary neutral lipids, such as triacylglycerols.
The ookinetes then invade the midgut
epithelium by using mosquito sugars and parasite lectins.