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Gall bladder torsion and rupture in a dog

Corfield, G.S., Read, R.A., Nicholls, P.K. and Lester, N. (2007) Gall bladder torsion and rupture in a dog. Australian Veterinary Journal, 85 (6). pp. 226-231.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-0813.2007.00142.x
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Abstract

A 6-year-old desexed female German Shepherd dog was referred to the Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital for assessment and management of acute onset vomiting, diarrhoea, polydipsia and lethargy of 2 days duration. Surgical, microbiological and histological findings were consistent with necrotising cholecystitis secondary to gall bladder torsion, resulting in gall bladder rupture and secondary non-septic bile peritonitis. A chronic peritoneopleural perforation resulting from an abdominal cavity foreign body and congenital peritoneopericardial hernia were also present. The dog made a full recovery following cholecystectomy, foreign body removal, repair of the peritoneopleural perforation and peritoneopericardial herniorrhaphy. This is the first recorded case of gall bladder torsion in the dog.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Copyright: © 2007 Australian Veterinary Association.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/550
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