Extensive resection and anastomosis of the descending (small) colon in a mare following strangulation by a mesenteric lipoma.

A. J. Dart, J. R. Snyder, John Pascoe

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Abstract

A 17-year-old Quarter Horse, Arabian crossbred mare presented with a history of having had abdominal pain for 2 d. At surgery there was 2.6 m of descending colon strangulated within the pedicle of a mesenteric lipoma. The lipoma was resected and the descending colon appeared viable so was replaced, and the mare recovered from anaesthesia. Post-operatively, the mare failed to stabilise so was taken back to surgery. There was 2 m of infarcted descending colon which was resected and anastomosed. A drain and stainless steel stay sutures were incorporated into the ventral suture line. Post-operatively the ventral wound became infected but was resolved with therapy. The diagnosis, surgical and post-operative management and outcome are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-64
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Veterinary Journal
Volume68
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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  • veterinary(all)

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