Identification, management and outcome of postoperative hemoperitoneum in 23 horses after emergency exploratory celiotomy for gastrointestinal disease.

@article{Gray2015IdentificationMA,
  title={Identification, management and outcome of postoperative hemoperitoneum in 23 horses after emergency exploratory celiotomy for gastrointestinal disease.},
  author={Sarah Nyssa Gray and Julie E. Dechant and Sarah S Lejeune and Jorge Eric Ruiz Nieto},
  journal={Veterinary surgery : VS},
  year={2015},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={
          379-85
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate postoperative hemoperitoneum in a population of horses that had surgery for colic. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS Horses (n = 23). METHODS Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative information was obtained from medical records (1985-2012) of horses with postoperative hemoperitoneum after emergency exploratory celiotomy. Pre-existing hemoperitoneum during surgery and nonsurgical hemoperitoneum were excluded. RESULTS Of 4520 horses that had… CONTINUE READING
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