I had a Roue N Y gastric bypass in 1993. I recently had emergency surgery for a obstructed small bowel. During the prep for the surgery it was discovered that I had a congenital malrotation. the cause of the obstruction was determined to be adhesions/scar tissue from the bypass and torsion of my small intestinerelated to the malrotation condition. My appendix was located behind my liver instead of the normal lower right quadrant position.
I have been doing a lot of investigation into the malrotation syndrome. Here are a few facts: occurs in 1 of 500 births, usually detected during the first year due to some type of gastrointestinal issue, looks to be a precursor to morbid obesity.
My question is, if this is congenital, why didn't my Bypass surgeon ever mention it? I have had probably a couple of dozen abdominal xrays and not once was it mentioned.
I am recovering satisfactorily but not sure why this has never been mentioned.