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Pyometra mit persistierendem Hymen bei einem Alpaka


Egloff, C; Gerspach, C; Rütten, M; Dettwiler, M; Reichler, I; Bleul, U (2013). Pyometra mit persistierendem Hymen bei einem Alpaka. Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere, 41(3):185-189.

Abstract

A 3-year-old female alpaca was referred to the hospital because of tenesmus. Clinical examination revealed a habitual vaginal prolapse with tenesmus during urination and defecation. On vaginoscopic examination a persistent hymen was detected. Ultrasonography of the caudal abdomen showed an echogenic fluid-filled uterus. A diagnostic laparotomy led to diagnosis of pyometra. Following ovariohysterectomy, the recovery was uneventful. One and a half years later the alpaca was again admitted to the hospital because of colic. Based on the findings, a tentative prognosis was provided and the alpaca was euthanized at the request of the owner. At necropsy, a haemorrhagic infarction of a jejunal loop was found due to incarceration in a fibrous adhesion between the vaginal stump and small intestine.

Abstract

A 3-year-old female alpaca was referred to the hospital because of tenesmus. Clinical examination revealed a habitual vaginal prolapse with tenesmus during urination and defecation. On vaginoscopic examination a persistent hymen was detected. Ultrasonography of the caudal abdomen showed an echogenic fluid-filled uterus. A diagnostic laparotomy led to diagnosis of pyometra. Following ovariohysterectomy, the recovery was uneventful. One and a half years later the alpaca was again admitted to the hospital because of colic. Based on the findings, a tentative prognosis was provided and the alpaca was euthanized at the request of the owner. At necropsy, a haemorrhagic infarction of a jejunal loop was found due to incarceration in a fibrous adhesion between the vaginal stump and small intestine.

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Other titles:Pyometra and persistent hymen in an alpaca
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Pathology
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Uncontrolled Keywords:Food Animals, General Veterinary
Language:German
Date:2013
Deposited On:13 Sep 2013 06:31
Last Modified:18 Aug 2018 11:04
Publisher:Schattauer
ISSN:1434-1220
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1623170
Official URL:http://tpg.schattauer.de/en/contents/archive/issue/1754/manuscript/19803.html
PubMed ID:23765321

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