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The whirlpool sign: midgut volvulus
  1. Haijiang Zhou1,
  2. Yong Yan2,
  3. Chunsheng Li1
  1. 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Beijing Chao-yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
  2. 2Department 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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