Imaging diagnosis-aortic aneurysm and ureteral obstruction secondary to umbilical artery abscessation in a 5-week-old foal

Nora Nogradi, K G Magdesian, Mary B Whitcomb, Molly Church, Mathieu Spriet

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Abstract

A 5-week-old foal was evaluated for fever and hematuria of 3 days duration. Cystoscopy localized the blood to be originating from the left ureter. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed left hydronephrosis, hydroureter, and omphaloarteritis of the left umbilical artery with abscess formation that communicated with an arterial structure. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a large aortic aneurysm within the center of the abscess. An exploratory celiotomy was performed and the infection was nonresectable. The prognosis for life was grave; therefore the colt was euthanized. Necropsy findings confirmed the antemortem diagnosis. Ultrasound and CT imaging in this case provided an accurate antemortem diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-389
Number of pages6
JournalVeterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

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umbilical arteries
aneurysm
Ureteral Obstruction
Umbilical Arteries
Aortic Aneurysm
abscess
computed tomography
foals
Abscess
cystoscopy
Tomography
image analysis
hematuria
colts
ureter
Cystoscopy
Hydronephrosis
Hematuria
Ureter
ultrasonography

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Computed tomography
  • Hematuria
  • Omphalitis
  • Ultrasound
  • Umbilicus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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