Successful Treatment of Uterine Torsion and Fetal Retention in a Postparturient Great Pyrenees Bitch with Septic Peritonitis and Prothrombotic Complications

Michalle G. Ritt, Theresa W. Fossum

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Abstract

The treatment and favorable outcome of a bitch with uterine torsion and two retained fetuses are described. The condition was corrected surgically by ovariohysterectomy. Complications (i.e., septic shock, peritonitis, and hemostatic abnormalities) were managed with aggressive medical therapy. Torsion of the gravid uterus in dogs is a life-threatening condition which can have a successful outcome if medical complications encountered in the pre- and postoperative periods are treated quickly and effectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-539
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

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