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Ultrasonographic and pathologic features of intestinal smooth muscle hypertrophy in four cats.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14599170     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The ultrasonographic findings for four cats with intestinal smooth muscle hypertrophy are described. In two cats, intestinal smooth muscle hypertrophy was associated with chronic enteritis. In the remaining two cats, intestinal smooth muscle hypertrophy affected the intestinal tract proximal to stenosis due to alimentary lymphoma and an intestinal foreign body, respectively. Moderate increased thickness of the affected intestinal wall, measuring 7-8 mm, was evident on abdominal ultrasonographic examination of all subjects. In addition, the ultrasonographic five-layered feature of the intestinal wall was maintained, and only the muscular layer appeared thickened. Abdominal ultrasound allowed a presumptive diagnosis of intestinal smooth muscle hypertrophy that was confirmed histologically in all cats.
Alessia Diana; Marco Pietra; Carlo Guglielmini; Andrea Boari; Giuliano Bettini; Mario Cipone
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1058-8183     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Radiol Ultrasound     Publication Date:    2003 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-05     Completed Date:  2003-12-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9209635     Medline TA:  Vet Radiol Ultrasound     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  566-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Tolara di Sopra 50, 1-40064 Ozzano Emilia, BO, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cat Diseases / epidemiology*,  etiology,  pathology,  ultrasonography
Enteritis / complications,  veterinary
Foreign-Body Reaction / complications,  veterinary
Hypertrophy / epidemiology,  veterinary*
Intestinal Diseases / epidemiology,  veterinary*
Italy / epidemiology
Muscle, Smooth
Records as Topic / veterinary
Retrospective Studies
Ultrasonography / veterinary

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