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Malrotation of the intestines is usually not evident until a child's intestine becomes twisted or obstructed and symptoms are present; a volvulus is considered a life-threatening problem.
If the injured section of intestine is large, a significant amount of intestine may be removed. In this case, the parts of the intestine that remain after the damaged section is removed may not be able to be attached to each other surgically. Doctors may perform an ostomy, during which the two remaining healthy ends of intestine are moved through openings in the abdomen. Stool will pass through the opening (called a stoma) and then into a collection bag. The ostomy will be temporary and, depending on the amount of intestine that needed to be removed, it will be closed after your child has fully recovered.
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