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Successful surgical management of spontaneous gastric perforations in three cats.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20123485     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: In the veterinary literature, feline gastroduodenal ulcer disease has been described only in individual case reports or retrospective studies reporting small numbers of cats. Although its canine counterpart is commonly encountered, less is known about factors predisposing cats to gastroduodenal ulceration and potentially perforation. Similarly the outcome following treatment is not well reported in this species.
REPORTED RISK FACTORS: In dogs, hepatic disease and administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been reported as the two most common causes of gastroduodenal ulceration. In cats, only one clinical report so far has implicated an NSAID as a risk factor for spontaneous gastroduodenal perforation.
FINDINGS AND PRACTICAL RELEVANCE: This report describes the historical and physical findings, as well as the treatment and outcome, in three cats with spontaneous gastric perforation that were receiving anti-inflammatory medication immediately prior to presentation. It highlights the importance of thorough patient evaluation in any cat presenting with non-specific clinical signs and a history of anti-inflammatory drug administration.
Matthieu P L Cariou; Zoe J Halfacree; Karla C L Lee; Stephen J Baines
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of feline medicine and surgery     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1532-2750     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Feline Med. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-03     Completed Date:  2010-04-06     Revised Date:  2013-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897329     Medline TA:  J Feline Med Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 ESFM and AAFP. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, Royal Veterinary College, North Mymms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Cat Diseases / chemically induced,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Peptic Ulcer / chemically induced,  diagnosis,  surgery,  veterinary*
Risk Factors
Stomach Diseases / chemically induced,  diagnosis,  surgery,  veterinary*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal

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