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Clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of cholelithiasis in a pet Guinea Pig (Cavia porcellus)


Bochmann, Monika; Knell, Sebastian Christoph; Dennler, Matthias; Grest, Paula; Wenger, Sandra (2016). Clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of cholelithiasis in a pet Guinea Pig (Cavia porcellus). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 25(4):327-331.

Abstract

A 2.5-year-old female guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) presented for reduced appetite, signs of abdominal pain, increased respiratory effort, and a distended abdomen. Cholelithiasis was diagnosed by radiography and ultrasonography. The cholelith was surgically removed using cholecystectomy. After surgery the animal recovered quickly and clinical signs resolved. Stone analysis revealed a composition of 20% weddellite (calcium oxalate dehydrate) and 80% apatite (calcium phosphate). Histologic examination of the gallbladder revealed no significant pathologic changes. Three months after the surgical procedure the patient continued to do well and diagnostic imaging revealed no abnormalities. Surgical therapy was straightforward and effective.

Abstract

A 2.5-year-old female guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) presented for reduced appetite, signs of abdominal pain, increased respiratory effort, and a distended abdomen. Cholelithiasis was diagnosed by radiography and ultrasonography. The cholelith was surgically removed using cholecystectomy. After surgery the animal recovered quickly and clinical signs resolved. Stone analysis revealed a composition of 20% weddellite (calcium oxalate dehydrate) and 80% apatite (calcium phosphate). Histologic examination of the gallbladder revealed no significant pathologic changes. Three months after the surgical procedure the patient continued to do well and diagnostic imaging revealed no abnormalities. Surgical therapy was straightforward and effective.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Pathology
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Uncontrolled Keywords:cholelithiasis; gall stone; Guinea pig; Cavia porcellus; cholecystectomy
Language:English
Date:1 October 2016
Deposited On:23 Dec 2016 10:21
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 21:37
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1557-5063
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jepm.2016.06.009

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