n South African Journal of Surgery - Pictorial interlude : caught up in a 'whirl' : case report
|Article Title||Pictorial interlude : caught up in a 'whirl' : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand and 2 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||May 2012|
|Pages||50 - 51|
A patient with the 'whirl sign' on computed tomography is 25.3 times as likely as a patient without the sign to have small-bowel obstruction (SBO) necessitating surgery. The 'whirl sign' therefore has an important role in the assessment of patients with clinical and radiological signs of SBO.
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