Splenic foreign body in a cat

William T Culp, Lillian R. Aronson

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Abstract

An 8-year-old domestic shorthair cat was evaluated for a several day history of anorexia and vomiting. Abdominal distention was noted on physical examination and diagnostics including abdominal radiographs and abdominal ultrasound demonstrated the presence of free fluid in the peritoneal cavity. Septic peritonitis was diagnosed on cytologic evaluation of the peritoneal fluid. The cat was taken to surgery and a foreign body composed of plant material was found embedded within the spleen. A splenectomy was performed and both open and active peritoneal drainages were used to successfully treat this case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-383
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Splenic foreign body in a cat. / Culp, William T; Aronson, Lillian R.

In: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 10, No. 4, 08.2008, p. 380-383.

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Culp, William T ; Aronson, Lillian R. / Splenic foreign body in a cat. In: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 2008 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 380-383.
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