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Images in emergency medicine
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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  • Contributors All authors took an equally active part in this article. HZ is the first author and submitted the article, YY planned the article and CL is the formal correspondence author.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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