Whirlpool sign (mesentery)

Last revised by Mohammad Salem Amer on 15 Feb 2024

The whirlpool sign of the mesentery, also known as the whirl sign, is seen when the bowel rotates around its mesentery leading to whirls of the mesenteric vessels. 


The term whirlpool sign is used in other contexts: see whirlpool sign (disambiguation).

Radiographic features

It is seen in a number of settings:

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