CT angiographic demonstration of a mesenteric vessel "whirlpool" in intestinal malrotation and midgut volvulus: a case report

Korean J Radiol. 2008 Sep-Oct;9(5):466-9. doi: 10.3348/kjr.2008.9.5.466.


Although the color Doppler ultrasonography diagnosis of intestinal malrotation with midgut volvulus, based on the typical "whirlpool" appearance of the mesenteric vascular structures is well-defined in the peer-reviewed literature, the combination of both the angiographic illustration of these findings and the contemporary state-of-the-art imaging techniques is lacking. We report the digital subtraction angiography and multidetector computed tomography angiography findings of a 37-year-old male with intestinal malrotation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angiography, Digital Subtraction*
  • Contrast Media
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Volvulus / diagnostic imaging*
  • Iohexol
  • Male
  • Mesentery / blood supply
  • Mesentery / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Torsion Abnormality / diagnostic imaging*


  • Contrast Media
  • Iohexol