Complications following full-thickness small intestinal biopsy in 66 dogs: a retrospective study.

@article{Shales2005ComplicationsFF,
  title={Complications following full-thickness small intestinal biopsy in 66 dogs: a retrospective study.},
  author={Chris J Shales and Jeff Warren and Davina M. Anderson and Stephen J Baines and Richard S. White},
  journal={The Journal of small animal practice},
  year={2005},
  volume={46 7},
  pages={317-21}
}
OBJECTIVES To retrospectively report the complications seen after full-thickness multiple small intestinal biopsies were performed in 66 dogs. METHODS Animals that died as a result of enteric wound breakdown were compared with the surviving population to identify fatal risk factors. RESULTS Seventeen dogs had hypoalbuminaemia and eight had albumin levels below 20 g/I at surgery. Twelve dogs had concurrent disease, of which seven had skin disease. Seven dogs suffered minor complications… CONTINUE READING

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