Canine cholecystitis is diagnosed infrequently. Clinical signs, physical examination findings, and clinicopathological abnormalities are nonspecific. Few reports exist of associated ultrasonographic findings which also are nonspecific for the disorder. Ultrasonographic-guided, percutaneous cholecystocentesis has been suggested for diagnostic confirmation. The present report further documents ultrasonographic findings associated with canine acalculous cholecystitis and demonstrates the utility of ultrasonographic-guided, percutaneous cholecystocentesis in confirmation of the diagnosis in a prospectively acquired clinical case series.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association|
|State||Published - 1997|