Right cranial lung lobe torsion after a diaphragmatic rupture repair in a Jack Russell terrier

Abstract

A seven-year-old male Jack Russell terrier was presented with a history of coughing, generalised weakness and lethargy 10 days after an abdominal coeliotomy to repair a large diaphragmatic rupture. Thoracic radiographs demonstrated a soft tissue mass in the midcaudal right thoracic cavity. Ultrasonographic studies, bronchoscopy and subsequent exploratory thoracotomy confirmed a diagnosis of a right cranial lung lobe torsion (LLT), with an anomalous caudodorsal displacement of the affected lobe. LLT should be considered as a differential diagnosis for respiratory tract disease following diaphragmatic rupture repair.

DOI: 10.1186/2046-0481-61-3-170

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@inproceedings{Terzo2008RightCL, title={Right cranial lung lobe torsion after a diaphragmatic rupture repair in a Jack Russell terrier}, author={Eloisa Terzo and Jochebed Pink and Antonella Puggioni and Robert E Shiel and Valentina Andreoni and H Mcallister}, booktitle={Irish veterinary journal}, year={2008} }