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A twist in the tale – ‘Whirlpool sign’ demonstrated in closed-loop small bowel obstruction
  • Adam O'Connor,
  • Rabia Ghani ,
  • Shariq Sabri
Adam O'Connor
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Rabia Ghani
Tameside General Hospital
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Shariq Sabri
Tameside General Hospital
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Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

22 Jun 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
24 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
24 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
02 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
23 Jul 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending

Abstract

Small bowel volvulus is a rare cause of small bowel obstruction, but must be considered as the likely diagnosis when mesenteric ‘whirlpool sign’ is present on imaging. Peritonism with such imaging findings warrants prompt intervention.