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Outcome following splenectomy in cats.
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PMID:  20153969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
No studies have yet examined whether there are prognostic factors for survival for cats undergoing splenectomies. The medical records of 19 cats that had complete splenectomy were reviewed for information on preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative factors. The most common presenting signs were a palpable abdominal mass in 58% and anorexia in 47% of the cats. Mast cell tumors were the most common reason for splenectomy and were found in 10/19 cats (53%); followed by hemangiosarcoma in 4/19 (21%); and lymphoma in 2/19 (11%). The Kaplan-Meier median survival time (MST) was 197 days, with a range from 2 days to 1959 days. Three cats were noted to have preoperative weight loss, and this was the only factor that had prognostic significance for survival following surgery. For cats with weight loss the MST was 3 days, for cats with no weight loss noted the MST was 293 days (P=0.008).
Sebastian S N Gordon; Janet K McClaran; Philip J Bergman; Serena M Liu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of feline medicine and surgery     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1532-2750     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Feline Med. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-05     Completed Date:  2010-06-23     Revised Date:  2011-09-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897329     Medline TA:  J Feline Med Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  256-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 ISFM and AAFP. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Veterinary Surgical Centers, Vienna, VA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cat Diseases / mortality*,  surgery*
Hemangiosarcoma / mortality,  surgery,  veterinary
Intraoperative Period
Kaplan-Meier Estimate
Lymphoma / mortality,  surgery,  veterinary
Mastocytosis / mortality,  surgery,  veterinary
Postoperative Period
Preoperative Period
Splenectomy / veterinary*
Treatment Outcome
Weight Loss

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