Gastric dilatation-volvulus after splenic torsion in two dogs

Darryl L. Millis From the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1314.

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Jean Nemzek From the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1314.

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Craig Riggs From the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1314.

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Richard Walshaw From the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1314.

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  • Anatomic changes that develop with splenic torsion, including stretching of gastric ligaments, may predispose dogs to the development of gastric dilatation-volvulus because of increased mobility of the stomach.

  • Prophylactic gastropexy at the time of splenectomy may reduce the chance of future gastric dilatation-volvulus in dogs.

  • Anatomic changes that develop with splenic torsion, including stretching of gastric ligaments, may predispose dogs to the development of gastric dilatation-volvulus because of increased mobility of the stomach.

  • Prophylactic gastropexy at the time of splenectomy may reduce the chance of future gastric dilatation-volvulus in dogs.

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