Use of computed tomography in the diagnosis of caecal inversion in a dog and a cat

Phipps, WB ORCID: 0000-0002-1673-9358, Mortier, JR, Booth, M and Rossanese, M
(2019) Use of computed tomography in the diagnosis of caecal inversion in a dog and a cat. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 7 (2).

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© British Veterinary Association 2019. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. Case 1: A nine-month-old entire male beagle presented with a history of chronic diarrhoea, intermittent haematochezia and rectal prolapse. An exploratory laparotomy performed prior to presentation reported visualisation of a suspected caecocolic intussusception. Physical examination revealed a non-painful, mid-abdominal mass and laboratory findings were consistent with non-specific gastrointestinal disease. Abdominal CT identified intraluminal inversion of the caecum into the ascending colon. Intraoperatively, the inversion was unreducible and a colotomy followed by stapled typhlectomy was performed. Case 2: An eight-year-old neutered male domestic shorthair presented with a history of chronic haematochezia and intermittent partial rectal prolapse. Physical examination and laboratory findings were unremarkable. Abdominal CT revealed a caecal inversion. A midline coeliotomy followed by manual correction of the inversion and a stapled typhlectomy were performed. In both animals, CT allowed an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of caecal inversion, a rarely reported small animal large intestinal disease.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 30 May 2019 09:22
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2021 08:24
DOI: 10.1136/vetreccr-2019-000839