Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Cecum: perforation

Contributor(s): David Moll, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

  • Cause: sequela to cecal impaction   Cecum: impaction  .
  • Signs: abdominal pain.
  • Diagnosis: sign, hematology, abdomincentesis.
  • Treatment: none
  • Prognosis: hopeless.

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

  • Cecal impaction   →   cecal perforation   →   shock   →   cardiovascular collapse, renal shutdown   →   death.

Diagnosis

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Gray S Net al(2014) Atypical presentation of caecal perforation in two horses. Equine Vet Educ 26 (8), 422-425 VetMedResource.
  • Mair T S & Sherlock C E (2014) Caecal perforation. Equine Vet Educ 26 (8), 426-429 WileyBlackwell.
  • Dart A J, Dowling B & Hodgson D R (1999) Caecal disease. Equine Vet Educ 11 (4), 182-188 VetMedResource.
  • Cummings C A, Copedge K E & Confer A W (1997) Equine gastric impaction, ulceration and perforation due to persimmon (Diopyros virginiana) ingestion. J Vet Disgn Invest (3), 311-313 PubMed.
  • Dabareiner R M & White N A II (1997) Diseases and surgery of the cecum. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 13 (2), 303-315 PubMed.


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