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not sampled and yielded peritoneal fluid admixed with blood with a PCV of 35%, total protein of 5.0 g/dL, WBCs of 3,000 cells/µL, and lactate of 7.6 mmol/L. Initial differential diagnoses considered for a hemoperitoneum and colic signs identified

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Introduction Perioperative ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) are frequently seen in dogs undergoing splenectomy, and are reported in 28% to 44% of cases. 1 – 3 In dogs with nontraumatic hemoperitoneum due to a splenic mass, 29% (8/28) with

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Hemoperitoneum is the accumulation of blood in the abdominal cavity caused by intra-abdominal hemorrhage. Although hemoperitoneum appears to have low incidence in the equine population, hemoperitoneum is always important and represents a

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Hemoperitoneum in companion animals is categorized according to etiology, specifically being traumatic or spontaneous. 1–3 Traumatic hemoperitoneum is further divided into blunt causes of trauma (ie, motor vehicle accidents and high-rise falls

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Hemoperitoneum, defined as a pathological accumulation of blood or hemorrhagic effusion within the peritoneal cavity, is a common diagnosis in canine patients. 1–3 The causes of hemoperitoneum can be divided into 2 broad categories, depending on

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approximately 22% to 43% of all splenic masses submitted for histologic examination. However, investigators in those studies did not correlate results with clinical signs of all dogs, including hemoperitoneum, and results may not be applicable to other clinical

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specific for a diagnosis. 4 , 5 The hemangiosarcoma likelihood score was developed for dogs with spontaneous hemoperitoneum by using patient body weight, total protein, platelet count, and thoracic radiographic findings to determine a patient’s risk of

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In the report “Prevalence of hemangiosarcoma in anemic dogs with a splenic mass and hemoperitoneum requiring a transfusion: 71 cases (2003–2005)” ( J Am Vet Med Assoc 2008;232;553–558), the unit of measurement for total solids (TS) in the Results

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, those with concurrent hemoperitoneum (not attributed to trauma) are significantly more likely to have a malignant neoplastic process than are dogs without this finding. 7,9,17–21 Because splenomegaly typically affects large-breed dogs, there is a

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