Uterine horn torsion in a non-gravid cat

De La Puerta, B and McMahon, L A and Moores, A (2008) Uterine horn torsion in a non-gravid cat. JOURNAL OF FELINE MEDICINE AND SURGERY, 10 (4). pp. 395-397.

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Abstract

An 11-year-old female domestic shorthair cat with a previous history of having been spayed, presented with signs of abdominal distension, lethargy and anorexia of I week's duration. On the basis of radiological and ultrasonographic findings a tentative diagnosis of pyometra was made. Exploratory coeliotomy revealed a 900 degrees left horn uterine torsion along the longitudinal axis. Ovariohysterectomy was performed without correction of the torsion. To the authors' knowledge this is the first case report of uterine torsion in a non-gravid cat. (C) 2008 ESFM and AAFP. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.