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exploratory celiotomy for acute signs of abdominal pain at Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital from October 1983 to December 2002 were reviewed. Medical records of draft horses that did not have an exploratory celiotomy performed or had a celiotomy

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

abnormalities were detected in abdominal radiographs or a barium contrast study of the upper portion of the gastrointestinal tract. The dog received a whole-blood transfusion, and exploratory celiotomy was performed. Several small sticks were removed via

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

likelihood of postoperative colic and repeat celiotomy. a In 1 study, 2 20% of horses that had a jejunocecostomy had postoperative ileus, whereas no horse developed this complication after a jejunojejunostomy. 2 Long-term survival rate for horses that had

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dog was readmitted for surgical treatment of the portosystemic shunt. A cranial midline celiotomy was performed. No clinically important abnormalities other than the portosystemic shunt were detected on exploration of the abdomen. A 20-gauge, over

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, g Surgery —Forty-eight hours after xylene instillation, the ventral portion of the abdomen and vulva were clipped with a No. 40 blade and aseptically prepared. Ventral midline celiotomy was performed with the incision beginning at the umbilicus and

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

celiotomy or necropsy were reviewed. Signalment, radiographic findings, definitive diagnosis based on exploratory celiotomy or necropsy findings, and the number and anatomic location of enteroliths were recorded. Figure 1— Representative digital

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transfusion. A midline celiotomy and median sternotomy were performed with the manubrium left intact. The right adrenal gland mass was covered in multiple enlarged vessels that communicated with the caudal vena cava, assumed to be distension of collateral

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HU) and had a thin wall of soft tissue opacity, compatible with a cystic structure (Cy), such as an ovarian follicle or cyst. Celiotomy was planned to remove the foreign body. Because a small part of the metallic object was seen in the lumen of

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the retrospective study reported here was to compare the incidence of gFBs in a group of dogs that underwent exploratory celiotomy for GDV with the incidence of gFBs in a control group of dogs (all dogs weighing > 30 kg [66 lb] and older than 12 months

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small anechoic region suggesting retroperitoneal effusion was also identified in the region of the right kidney. Given the ultrasonographic findings and known iatrogenic ureteral trauma, exploratory celiotomy was recommended. To prepare the dog for

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