Volvulus of the gastrointestinal tract: appearances at multimodality imaging.

@article{Peterson2009VolvulusOT,
  title={Volvulus of the gastrointestinal tract: appearances at multimodality imaging.},
  author={Christine M. Peterson and John P. Anderson and Amy K. Hara and Jeffrey W Carenza and Christine O. Menias},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={1281-93}
}
Volvulus of the gastrointestinal tract, a clinically relevant cause of acute or recurring abdominal pain in adults, remains a diagnostic dilemma for radiologists in a large number of cases. The clinical symptoms associated with volvulus are often nonspecific and include pain and nausea with vomiting. Yet referring clinicians often rely on radiologists to make the diagnosis; volvulus is rarely diagnosed clinically. Radiography, fluoroscopy, and computed tomography are the imaging methods most… CONTINUE READING