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Traumatisches Hämoabdomen


Sigrist, Nadja; Spreng, D (2008). Traumatisches Hämoabdomen. Kleintierpraxis, 53(12):777-786.

Abstract

Haemoabdomen is an important differential diagnosis of canine and feline abdominal trauma. The diagnosis is made by aspiration of abdominal blood by abdominocentesis. The spleen and liver are the most likely sources of traumatic bleeding. Patients are stabilized with appropriate fluid therapy, oxygen supplementation and analgesia. With ongoing haemorrhage, the serial measurement of abdominal and venous haematocrit can be helpful in the decision between surgical and medical therapy. Most patients with traumatic haemoabdomen can be treated medically. Surgical therapy should be reserved for patients that cannot be stabilized despite medical intervention. The surgical approach should be thoroughly planned in order to minimize further abdominal blood loss and blood transfusions should be readily available.

Abstract

Haemoabdomen is an important differential diagnosis of canine and feline abdominal trauma. The diagnosis is made by aspiration of abdominal blood by abdominocentesis. The spleen and liver are the most likely sources of traumatic bleeding. Patients are stabilized with appropriate fluid therapy, oxygen supplementation and analgesia. With ongoing haemorrhage, the serial measurement of abdominal and venous haematocrit can be helpful in the decision between surgical and medical therapy. Most patients with traumatic haemoabdomen can be treated medically. Surgical therapy should be reserved for patients that cannot be stabilized despite medical intervention. The surgical approach should be thoroughly planned in order to minimize further abdominal blood loss and blood transfusions should be readily available.

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Other titles:Traumatic haemoabdomen
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Uncontrolled Keywords:Haemoperitoneum, Diagnostic procedures, Trauma
Language:German
Date:2008
Deposited On:30 Mar 2016 13:56
Last Modified:13 Oct 2016 06:52
Publisher:M. & H. Schaper GmbH
ISSN:0023-2076
Official URL:http://vetline.de/traumatisches-haemoabdomen/150/2819/69066

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