CT demonstrates a...
Axial renal excretory phase
CT demonstrates a small bowel obstruction due to a midgut volvulus (note the whirlpool sign of the SMA / SMV)
Modality: CT (renal excretory phase)

- “ CT with intravenous contrast of the abdomen demonstrates swirling of the mesenteric root (whirlpool sign) with dilated loops of small bowel. The m...”

Used in the following articles:

  • Whirlpool sign - “ The whirlpool sign, also known as the whirl sign, is seen when a structure twists upon itself. It is most commonly described in the abdomen where ...”
  • Midgut volvulus - “ Midgut volvulus is a complication of malrotated bowel and results in a proximal bowel obstruction and ischaemia. Epidemiology A midgut volvulus ...”
  • Closed loop obstruction - “ Closed loop obstruction is a specific type of small bowel obstruction in which two points along the course of a bowel are obstructed at a single l...”

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