Affiliations: Department of Radiology, B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital & T.N. Medical College, Mumbai, India
Note:  Corresponding author: Dr. Sandeep G. Jakhere, Room No. 704, Bldg No. 23/E, MHADA complex, Near Gopal Sharma School, Powai, Mumbai-76, India. Tel.: +91 9920469297; E-mail: [email protected]
Abstract: Intestinal volvulus is a common condition seen in infancy and adulthood, but small bowel volvulus is a rare condition affecting the fetus in utero. Very few cases have been reported describing the ultrasound findings of the same. We present a case report of a case of intestinal volvulus which was diagnosed prenatally based on the ultrasound features of whirlpool sign and coffee bean sign. An emergency caesarian section was performed, small bowel volvulus was confirmed on post-natal ultrasound, and the neonate was subsequently operated. Although these signs have been separately described previously in the literature, in our case both these signs were seen in the same patient. Our case is a rare presentation with the occurrence of volvulus without malrotation, the contrary being more common.