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Extensive small intestinal wall thickening in a cat

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A two-year-old domestic shorthair cat presented for investigation of a six-month history of intermittent vomiting, weight loss, hyporexia and lethargy. Abdominal ultrasound was performed and revealed extensive small intestinal wall thickening (average thickness measured 8 mm) with preserved layering. In particular, there was marked thickening of the muscularis propria layer (variable thickness from 4 to 5 mm) with normal mucosal and submucosal layers (Daniaux and others 2014), Overall, there was normal intestinal peristaltic activity and no evidence of intestinal obstruction.

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