A 9.5-year-old, neutered male, large crossbreed dog presented with unspecific clinical signs of lethargy, vomiting, anorexia and polydipsia. CT and blood analyses were consistent with liver lobe torsion with secondary disseminated intravascular coagulation causing renal and myocardial infarction and pulmonary thromboembolism. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first case of a suspected liver lobe torsion displaying a ‘whirl sign’ and also the first CT description of a presumed myocardial infarction in a dog.
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