Heterotopic mesenteric bone: An unexpected cause of mesenteric torsion in a sow
S. Ernest Sanford, DVM, Dip. Path., Dip. ACVP and Abdul J. Rehmtulla, BVSc., Dip. Path., MSc.
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A sow that died suddenly was diagnosed with a mesenteric torsion as the cause of death. The mesentery was twisted around a heterotopic bone that had served as a fulcrum, allowing a full 360-degree torsion.
Keywords: mesentery, torsion
Cite as: Sanford SE, Rehmtulla AJ. Heterotopic mesenteric bone: An unexpected cause of mesenteric torsion in a sow. J Swine Health Prod 1994;2(1):17-18.
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