Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-41408
Knell, S; Andreoni, A; Dennler, M; Venzin, C (2010). Successful treatment of small intestinal volvulus in two cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 12(11):874-877.
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BACKGROUND: Mesenteric volvulus describes a torsion of the small intestine around the mesenteric root, which can be partial or complete. In dogs, it is an uncommon condition, with German shepherd dogs showing a predisposition. Chronic mesenteric volvulus has also been described. In cats, previous reports have documented two cases of small intestinal volvulus, both diagnosed at necropsy, and a further case of volvulus of the colon in a patient that died after surgery. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: This report describes two cats with mesenteric volvulus that were successfully treated. To the authors' knowledge, no reports of antemortem diagnosis or treatment of small intestinal volvulus in cats have previously been published. On the basis of the cases presented, it appears that the diagnosis of intestinal volvulus may be more difficult in cats than in dogs, but that the prognosis may not be as poor. Therefore, it is suggested that owners be encouraged to pursue surgery.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals|
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology
|Deposited On:||17 Jan 2011 18:24|
|Last Modified:||30 Oct 2014 15:48|
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