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Abstract

Lung lobe torsion is a rare condition in dogs and cats. When a lobe twists around its pedicle, the blood vessels and bronchus are affected, which can be fatal for the animal. A predisposition for this condition is reported in pugs and large breed deep-chested dogs such as the Afghan hound. More...

Author(s)
Baeumlin, Y.; Rooster, H. de
Publisher
Éditions du Point Vétérinaire, Maisons-Alfort, France
Citation
Point Vétérinaire, 2012, 43, 325, pp 66-72
Abstract

The risk factors, pathophysiology, and clinical symptoms of lung lobe torsion are described, as well as the use of radiography, echography, and CT scans. Treatment and prognosis are briefly discussed.

Author(s)
Baeumlin, Y.; Bavegems, V.; Rooster, H. de
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ghent, Merelbeke, Belgium
Citation
Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift, 2013, 82, 3, pp 155-161