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Megacolon secondary to autonomic ganglioneuritis in a dog

Petrus, D.J., Gregory, S.P. and Nicholls, P.K.ORCID: 0000-0001-7071-3055 (2001) Megacolon secondary to autonomic ganglioneuritis in a dog. Veterinary Record, 148 (9). pp. 276-277.

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Summary: A case of megacolon secondary to autonomic ganglioneuritis in a dog is described. Despite medical management with enemas, cisapride, and lactulose, the dog developed a faecal obstruction, requiring surgical intervention. Histopathology of the colon showed lymphocytic plasmacytic ganglioneuritis. No underlying cause for this inflammation was seen. Continued medical management and treatment for hypothyroidism were initially successful, but the dog again became obstipated and was euthanased.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: British Veterinary Association
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