SPLENIC TORSION IN 6 YEAR OLD GERMAN BOXER AS A CAUSE OF ATIPICAL ACUTE ABDOMEN - SPLENECTOMY CLINICAL CASE

Stojanovski, Saso and Trajanoska, Blagica and Dimeski, Zlatko (2020) SPLENIC TORSION IN 6 YEAR OLD GERMAN BOXER AS A CAUSE OF ATIPICAL ACUTE ABDOMEN - SPLENECTOMY CLINICAL CASE. VETERINARY MEDICINE AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND AGRARIAN SCIENCES, X (4).

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Abstract

The spleen is a soft, spongy, dark red organ that dangles off the stomach, connected by a thin veil of tissue and blood vessels. This organ is a component of the immune system and in some ways is just a very fancy lymph node. Like lymph nodes, the spleen is responsible for clearing infectious organisms from the body and it also participates in recycling senescent blood cells. In our clinical case a six year German Boxer was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of acute abdomen, lethargy, increased abdominal volume, discomfort, restlessness, and with a history of collapse three days prior to admission. Clinical examination revealed lethargy, pale mucous membranes, reduced capillary refill time, moderate dehydration, and hyperthermia. Abdominal palpation revealed increased abdominal volume in the epigastric and mesogastric areas. CBC and serum biochemistry profile revealed hypochromic normocytic anemia, leukocytosis with absolute neutrophilia and eosinopenia, mild hypoalbuminemia, and thrombocytopenia. An exploratory laparotomy allowed direct observation of the spleen, which exhibited an increased volume, a blackened, cold, hyperemic appearance, and a complete torsion of the splenic vascular pedicle.Total splenectomy rather than undoing the pedicle twist was it was decided to do. Healing of the incisional wound was satisfactory, with formation of epithelial tissue throughout its extension. One mounth after the surgery the hematological parameters were within normal ranges. At the same time he was given a nutritious diet plan. Key words: German Boxer, spleen, laparatomy

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Veterinary science
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Aleksandar Lozanovski
Date Deposited: 06 May 2021 07:28
Last Modified: 06 May 2021 07:28
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/6374

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