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Volvulus of the cecum and large colon caused by multiple mesenteric defects in a horse.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1559877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 2-year-old Standardbred colt was examined because of signs of abdominal pain of 12 hours' duration. Clinical signs of disease, including tachycardia and abdominal distention, and rectal palpation findings of distention and thickening of the ventral colon, were consistent with displacement or early strangulation obstruction of the large colon. Surgical exploration revealed volvulus of the large colon around an axis formed by the dorsal mesenteric attachment of the transverse colon. The cecum could be completely exteriorized and lacked the cecocolic ligament and dorsal mesenteric attachments. The dorsal mesenteric attachments of the right ventral and dorsal colons were also lacking. The viscera were repositioned, and the horse was discharged 13 days after surgery. The horse developed severe colic 6 months later and was euthanatized. Mesenteric volvulus and omental adhesions were found at necropsy.
M W Ross; R Bayha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association     Volume:  200     ISSN:  0003-1488     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.     Publication Date:  1992 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-11     Completed Date:  1992-05-11     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503067     Medline TA:  J Am Vet Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania, Kennett Square 19348.
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MeSH Terms
Cecal Diseases / etiology,  surgery,  veterinary*
Colonic Diseases / etiology,  surgery,  veterinary*
Horse Diseases / etiology*,  surgery
Intestinal Obstruction / etiology,  surgery,  veterinary*
Mesentery / abnormalities*

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