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The whirlpool sign: midgut volvulus
  1. Haijiang Zhou1,
  2. Yong Yan2,
  3. Chunsheng Li1
  1. 1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Beijing Chao-yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
  2. 2 Department of Urology, Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Chunsheng Li, Department of Emergency Medicine, Beijing Chao-yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, No. 8 Gongti South Street, Chao-yang District, Beijing 100020, China; lcschaoyang{at}sina.cn

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An 81-year-old man presented to the emergency department of Beijing Chao-yang Hospital with a history of nausea, vomiting and sharp intermittent epigastric pain for 6 h. He had diffuse abdominal distension, tenderness and rebound tenderness in his epigastric region. Bowel sounds were hyperactive. He also complained that the abdominal pain became progressively aggravated. He denied operation history. …

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