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Cytologic interpretation of peritoneal fluid in the evaluation of equine abdominal crises.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7428373     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cytologic examination of serial peritoneal fluid samples of nine experimental ponies was performed during a 72 hour period following laparotomy. Six of the ponies had jejunal infarction induced by occlusion of the corresponding vasculature. Cytologic examination was also performed on the peritoneal fluid of a series of horses with naturally occurring abdominal crises presented to the Large Animal Clinic. A rapid staining technique allowed evaluation of smears within 5 minutes of obtaining the fluid. Alterations in peritoneal fluid of the experimental and clinical cases reflected an acute inflammatory response. In the experimental ponies, the degree of degenerate changes in the neutrophils varied considerably between the ponies with induced jejunal infarction and the controls. Extracellular bacteria and a severe degenerative inflammatory response in the peritoneal fluid of the experimental ponies and horses with naturally occurring abdominal crises provided a grave prognosis for survival. The ease of performing cytologic examination of peritoneal fluid and the potential value of the findings supports routine diagnostic use.
Authors:
S B Adams; J F Fessler; A H Rebar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Cornell veterinarian     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0010-8901     ISO Abbreviation:  Cornell Vet     Publication Date:  1980 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-01-16     Completed Date:  1981-01-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0074245     Medline TA:  Cornell Vet     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  232-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Ascitic Fluid / cytology*
Horse Diseases / diagnosis*
Horses
Intestinal Diseases / diagnosis,  veterinary*
Leukocytes / cytology
Neutrophils / cytology

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