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Introduction Mesenteric volvulus is a rare condition in small animals that occurs when the intestines twist around the root of the mesentery. Many risk factors have been identified, including breed predisposition, enteritis, gastrointestinal

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after contrast administration) of the patient in Figure 1 . The whirl sign, created by contrast-enhancing mesenteric blood vessels swirled with fat-attenuating mesentery, is evident in the cranial midabdomen (arrows), indicating mesenteric volvulus. L

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Mesenteric volvulus is a rare and often fatal disorder that involves intestinal rotation around the root of the mesentery and can occur in many animals, most notably horses, cattle, swine, and dogs, as well as people. 1–5 The root of the

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-headed arrows). Treatment and Outcome Top differential diagnoses for the generalized ileus were small intestinal mechanical foreign body obstruction, viral enteritis, or mesenteric volvulus. Dysautonomia was considered less likely because of the

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partial jejunal volvulus. The adhesions were broken down, and resection and anastomosis of the distal third of the jejunum were performed. The cat recovered from surgery uneventfully and was discharged 3 days later. Comments Mesenteric volvulus is

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Bulldogs (8 months) or Bulldogs (6 months). History of gastrointestinal signs was the most commonly observed risk factor (27/41 [66%]) in these breeds. See page 869 Potential risk factors for mesenteric volvulus in military working dogs

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Diagnosis and treatment of mesenteric volvulus in a red kangaroo Computed tomographic findings in an 8-year-old male red kangaroo evaluated because of vomiting and anorexia were indicative of mesenteric volvulus with gastric dilatation-volvulus. Contrast

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Appeldoorn AM Schrauwen E . Mesenteric volvulus in the dog: a retrospective study of 12 cases . J Small Anim Pract 2004 ; 45 : 104 – 107 . 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2004.tb00211.x 5. Carberry CA Flanders JA . Cecal-colic volvulus in two dogs

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propofol and ketamine for the induction of anaesthesia in dogs . Vet Rec 2000 ; 146 : 571 – 574 . 10.1136/vr.146.20.571 10. Knafo SE , Rosenblatt AJ , Morrisey JK , et al. Diagnosis and treatment of mesenteric volvulus in a red kangaroo

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), traumatic abdominal rupture or abdominal hernia (13), diaphragmatic rupture (12), gFB (9), inguinal hernia (9), draining tract in the abdominal wall (8), intussusception (8), mesenteric volvulus (5), megacolon (2), and ectopic ureter (1). Eleven (3

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