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Multi-species
Use of computed tomography in the diagnosis of caecal inversion in a dog and a cat
  1. William Bertram Phipps,
  2. Jeremy Raphael Mortier,
  3. Malcolm Booth and
  4. Matteo Rossanese
  1. University of Liverpool Small Animal Teaching Hospital, Neston, UK
  1. Correspondence to William Bertram Phipps; bertie.phipps{at}googlemail.com

Abstract

Case 1: A nine-month-old entire male beagle presented with a history of chronic diarrhoea, intermittent haematochezia and rectal prolapse. An exploratory laparotomy performed prior to presentation reported visualisation of a suspected caecocolic intussusception. Physical examination revealed a non-painful, mid-abdominal mass and laboratory findings were consistent with non-specific gastrointestinal disease. Abdominal CT identified intraluminal inversion of the caecum into the ascending colon. Intraoperatively, the inversion was unreducible and a colotomy followed by stapled typhlectomy was performed.

Case 2: An eight-year-old neutered male domestic shorthair presented with a history of chronic haematochezia and intermittent partial rectal prolapse. Physical examination and laboratory findings were unremarkable. Abdominal CT revealed a caecal inversion. A midline coeliotomy followed by manual correction of the inversion and a stapled typhlectomy were performed.

In both animals, CT allowed an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of caecal inversion, a rarely reported small animal large intestinal disease.

  • intussusception
  • caecal inversion
  • caecocolic
  • abdominal
  • caecum
  • typhlectomy
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  • Contributors All authors listed contributed to the submitted case report.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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