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Colon torsion in a domestic cat: case report

L.P. Souza E.C. Bach B. Lunardeli C. Porto T.R. Muller F. Salbego M.G. Luciani D.S. Souza About the authors


Colon torsion in felines is a rare pathology. The main signs presented are of acute abdomen and the condition can quickly lead to death. This paper aims to report a case of twisted colon in a feline. This is the first report of colon torsion in Brazil. The presumptive diagnosis was made through history and imaging. The patient was submitted to surgery, where, due to severity and extent of lesions, euthanasia was performed.

acute abdomen; fecaloma; ischemia; necrosis

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