Retrospective study of canine intussusception
Keywords:Intussusception, Gastrointestinal surgery, Canine
AbstractIntussusception is a common cause of bowel obstruction in small animals. In this study, 97 records of dogs with diagnosis of intestinal intussusceptions between the period of January/2000 and July/2007 were retrospectively reviewed. Analyzed data included symptoms, predisposing factors, means of diagnosis, treatment and evolution. Animals with less than one year showed more occurrences. Many findings could be related to predisposing factor, where previous intoxications with carbamates showed to be the most important (13 dogs). The most affected portion by intussusceptions was the ileum-colic junction and enterectomy was necessary in 71% of the animals. Only three animals, not submitted to enterectomy in the first procedure, showed recurrence of intussusception. Three animals came to death after surgery. The expressive number of analyzed cases allied to absence of regional data contributed to the knowledge of the disease and its treatment.
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