Left lateral liver lobe torsion in a Siamese cat


  • Dongwook Kim
  • Ki-Jeong Na
  • Dongwoo Chang
  • Gonhyung Kim


acute, cat, computed tomography, liver lobe torsion, ultrasonography


A 6-year-old neutered male Siamese cat was presented with an acute onset of vomiting, anorexia and lethargy lasting for four days. An abdominal mass was palpated on physical examination. The cat showed severe anemia, elevated liver enzymes and hypoalbuminemia. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed a suspected hepatic mass without blood flow within the affected region. Computed tomography was performed to better visualize the abdominal cavity and blood flow. Prompt diagnosis of torsion of the left lateral liver lobe was made and immediate surgery for liver lobectomy was performed. Histopathological examination revealed no evidence of neoplasia. The cat remained clinically normal during the follow-up period for six months after the operation.




How to Cite

Kim, D. ., Na, K.-J. ., Chang, D. ., & Kim, G. . (2021). Left lateral liver lobe torsion in a Siamese cat. The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 51(2), 369–373. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tjvm/article/view/249262



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