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Recurrent spontaneous lung lobe torsion in a dog
Spontaneous torsion of a lung lobe is sometimes seen in animals, and the etiology is not completely clear. But normally a given dog is only affected once in its life - this case report describes a pug which seems to be the first described dog with recurrent spontaneous lung lobe torsion!

Lung lobe torsion (LLT) results from a displacement and twisting of a lung lobe around its bronchovascular pedicle. This relatively rare disorder affects dogs, cats, and humans.

Etiologies include primary (i.e., spontaneous) and secondary torsion due to thoracic trauma, pleural space disease, thoracic surgery, pulmonary parenchyma disease, and diaphragmatic hernia repair.

Although both spontaneous and secondary torsion have been described in small-breed dogs, a spontaneous LLT followed by recurrence of a spontaneous LLT >2 years later has not been documented.

This article describes the presentation, diagnosis, management, and outcome of a pug with recurrent spontaneous LLT.



Source: David B. Spranklin, Keven P. Gulikers, Otto I. Lanz (2003): Recurrence of Spontaneous Lung Lobe Torsion in a Pug. In: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 39:446-451 (2003)



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