Palliative use of a stent for colonic obstruction caused by adenocarcinoma in two cats.

@article{Hume2006PalliativeUO,
  title={Palliative use of a stent for colonic obstruction caused by adenocarcinoma in two cats.},
  author={Daniel Z Hume and Jeffrey A Solomon and Chick Weisse},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={228 3},
  pages={392-6}
}
CASE DESCRIPTION-Two adult male castrated cats were evaluated because of a history of constipation, tenesmus, or intermittent vomiting. CLINICAL FINDINGS-Radiography and ultrasonography revealed luminal narrowing in the colon of 1 cat and a colonic mass in the other. A histopathologic diagnosis of colonic adenocarcinoma was made in both cats. TREATMENT AND OUTCOME-Under fluoroscopic guidance, a self-expanding metallic stent was advanced over a wire and across the area of colonic stenosis and… CONTINUE READING