Uterine intussusception in immediate postpartum in bitches

case report

Authors

  • Daniel de Souza Ramos Angrimani Universidade Estadual Paulista. Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia. Departamento de Reprodução Animal e Radiologia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4989-364X
  • Matheus Felipe Silva Universidade Estadual Paulista. Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia. Departamento de Reprodução Animal e Radiologia
  • Amanda Moraes Ilkiu Universidade Estadual Paulista. Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia. Departamento de Reprodução Animal e Radiologia
  • Eduardo Santos Rossi Universidade Estadual Paulista. Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia. Departamento de Reprodução Animal e Radiologia
  • Isadora Mestriner Rodrigues Universidade Estadual Paulista. Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia. Departamento de Reprodução Animal e Radiologia
  • Viviane Maria Codognoto Universidade Estadual Paulista. Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia. Departamento de Reprodução Animal e Radiologia
  • João Carlos Pinheiro Ferreira Universidade Estadual Paulista. Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia. Departamento de Reprodução Animal e Radiologia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2020.158398

Keywords:

Animal reproduction, Dogs, Invagination of the uterine horn, Puerperium

Abstract

Uterine intussusception is a rare condition in bitches. This study aimed to report an unusual case of prolapsed uterine intussusception in a female dog. A 2-year-old American Bully bitch was received with labor history of large fetus requiring manual traction. The animal presented mucosal prolapse through the vulva, unproductive contractions and abdominal discomfort. After partial correction of mucosal prolapse, the dog was referred to ovary-hysterectomy surgery to correct prolapsed mucosa. During the surgical procedure, surgeons observed that the uterine horns were invaginated into the uterine body, rotated, and the tissue was slightly devitalized and congested. As previously described, this condition occurred during the immediate postpartum period. Thus, we suggest that this period can be a facilitator for the establishment of uterine intussusception.

 

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2020-03-30

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Angrimani, D. de S. R., Silva, M. F., Ilkiu, A. M., Rossi, E. S., Rodrigues, I. M., Codognoto, V. M., & Ferreira, J. C. P. (2020). Uterine intussusception in immediate postpartum in bitches: case report. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 57(1), e158398. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2020.158398

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