Spontaneous gastroduodenal perforations in dogs: a retrospective study of 15 cases.

@article{Cariou2009SpontaneousGP,
  title={Spontaneous gastroduodenal perforations in dogs: a retrospective study of 15 cases.},
  author={Matthieu Pierre Cariou and Victoria J. Lipscomb and Daniel J. Brockman and Susan Patricia Gregory and Stephen John Baines},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={2009},
  volume={165 15},
  pages={
          436-41
        }
}
The clinical findings and outcomes following surgical management of spontaneous gastroduodenal perforations in 15 dogs were reviewed in a retrospective study to identify related risk factors. Clinical and clinicopathological findings were diverse. Use of multiple diagnostic procedures yielded a strong index of suspicion for gastrointestinal perforation. There was a trend towards improved survival for animals with perforation of the gastric fundus/body compared to pyloric or duodenal perforation… CONTINUE READING
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