This week’s case is an 11-year-old female neutered German Shorthaired Pointer with 5-day history of vomiting. The referring veterinarian found a non-resectable fatty mass at surgery. What are your findings?
FindingsThere are staples in the ventral abdominal wall secondary to surgery, and the abdominal musculature and subcutaneous tissues are thickened. There is mild abdominal distension and poor peritoneal detail. There is a small amount of free peritoneal gas secondary to previous surgery. A round, ill-defined mass is visible caudal to the liver. The intestine is displaced peripherally. The liver is mildly enlarged and rounded. The urinary bladder appears full. The small intestine is gas filled and normal in diameter. In the portion of the thorax included, there is a catheter in the cranial and caudal vena cava.
- At surgery, the necrotic omentum encompassing multiple intestinal loops and the splenic vasculature was resected. Several intestinal resection and anastamoses were necessary, and the spleen was removed. The stomach was also affected and a partial resection was performed.