From the case: Caecal volvulus

CT
The axial CT-slic...
Axial C+ portal venous phase
The axial CT-slices clearly reveal a small bowel obstruction due to a caecal volvulus. Notice the classic "whirl sign".
Modality: CT (C+ portal venous phase)

- “ The first x-rays were misinterpreted in the ED as free abdominal air. During subsequent laparascopy the surgeons couldn't find any site of perfor...”

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  • 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 ...”

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