CT Angiographic Demonstration of a Mesenteric Vessel "Whirlpool" in Intestinal Malrotation and Midgut Volvulus: a Case Report


Bozlar U., Ugurel M. S. , Ustunsoz B., Coskun U.

KOREAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.9, no.5, pp.466-469, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.3348/kjr.2008.9.5.466
  • Journal Name: KOREAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.466-469
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Although the color Doppler ultrasonography diagnosis of intestinal malrotation with midgut volvulus, based on the typical "whirlpool" appearance of the mesenteric vascular structures is well-defined in the peer-reviewed literature, the combination of both the angiographic illustration of these findings and the contemporary state-of-the-art imaging techniques is lacking. We report the digital subtraction angiography and multidetector computed tomography angiography findings of a 37-year-old male with intestinal malrotation.