Cecal volvulus: The CT whirl sign Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Leydig Cells
  • Receptors, Estrogen
  • Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled
  • Testis
  • Testosterone

abstract

  • Cecal volvulus is a rare, but potentially fatal, cause of intestinal obstruction. As computed tomographic (CT) scanning is often the initial diagnostic test in patients with acute abdominal pain, we reiterate the importance of the "whirl sign" in diagnosing intestinal volvulus. We report the first description of the CT diagnosis of cecal volvulus.

publication date

  • June 1993

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00198126

PubMed ID

  • 8508096

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 288

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 18

number

  • 3