In a male, 60-day-old, hybrid breed rabbit carcass, one of the liver lobes showed an increase in size and a pale coloration with a deposit of fibrinous material on the capsule.

The histopathological study showed  coagulation necrosis of the liver parenchyma. It is a lesion compatible with a torsion of the liver’s lobe with the corresponding ischemic necrosis of hepatocytes due to blood vessel occlusion. The lesion presented an important fibrous and mineralization component that indicated its chronicity.

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Rabbit liver. One of the lobes is enlarged and pale.


Detail of the lesion. Fibrinous material is deposited on the capsule.