Ultrasonographic diagnosis of pyometra in bitches

Authors

  • Nereu Carlos Prestes Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Botucatu, SP
  • João Carlos Pinheiro Ferreira Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Botucatu, SP
  • Marcos Challoub Coelho Lima Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Botucatu, SP
  • Egon José Fuck Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Botucatu, SP
  • Carlos Vicente Nascimento Tavares Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Botucatu, SP
  • Maria Denise Lopes Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Botucatu, SP
  • Eunice Oba Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Botucatu, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.1994.52096

Keywords:

Ultrasonography, Pyometra, Bitches

Abstract

A B-mode ultrasonography (SCANNER 450 (5MHz), Pie Medical, Netherlands) was used either alone or associated with laboratorial and radiographic examinations in 33 bitches with clinical diagnosis of pyometra. The increased uterus appeared as a well defined tubular structure with diameter ranging from 0.5 up to 4.0 cm. The uterine lumen was less echoic than the wall, with evident echoic shinings. There was an accordance between the increasing in the viscosity of the vaginal secretion and the echoigenicity. The ultrasonographic diagnosis was possible in 31 bitches (94%) confirmed by laparotomy and autopsy. The B-mode ultrasonography can be used in the diagnosis of bitches with pyometra.

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Published

1995-06-02

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Section

ANIMAL PATHOLOGY

How to Cite

1.
Prestes NC, Ferreira JCP, Lima MCC, Fuck EJ, Tavares CVN, Lopes MD, et al. Ultrasonographic diagnosis of pyometra in bitches. Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 1995 Jun. 2 [cited 2024 May 28];32(2):105-8. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/52096