Torsion of the left uterine horn in a pregnant cat

NAK D., Cangul İ. T., NAK Y.

AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY PRACTITIONER, vol.38, no.1, pp.29-30, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-30
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


A four-year-old, pregnant, mixed-breed cat was presented with a history of listlessness, dullness and reluctance to use its hind legs after a traffic accident three days previously. The cat showed signs of mild resistance on gentle palpation of the abdomen. A freely moving mass, approximately 6x3x3cm in size and of soft consistency, was detected within the cranial paralumbar fossa. Evaluation of the abdomen with B-mode and Doppler ultrasonography showed that the mass was the enlarged left uterine horn which contained two dead foetuses. An ovariohysterectomy was performed using a standard technique and the animal recovered uneventfully. This is an unusual case of uterus torsion associated with a known traumatic origin, with the absence of abdominal pain, vaginal discharge and signs of shock at presentation. [Nak D et al (2008) Aust Vet Practit 38:29].