Midgut volvulus: Value of multidetector computed tomography in diagnosis

Cihan Duran, Ersin Öztürk, Süleyman Uraz, Ahmet Kocakuşak, Hakan Mutlu, Refik Killi

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Abstract

Midgut volvulus is a rare complication of intestinal malrotation in adults. We present a case of intestinal malrotation with surgically proven midgut volvulus. Multidetector computed tomography with postprocessing of imaging data using three-dimensional reconstruction techniques provided better demonstration of the abdomen than other imaging modalities. To our knowledge, this is the first presentation of midgut volvulus on multidetector computed tomography in adults. The literature on midgut volvulus is also reviewed and imaging findings of this disease are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-192
Number of pages4
JournalTurkish Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume19
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 6 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Barber pole sign
  • Intestinal malrotation
  • Midgut volvulus
  • Multidetector computed tomography
  • Whirl sign

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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