Rota, Ada and Pregel, Paola and Cannizzo, Francesca Tiziana and Sereno, Alessandra and Appino, Simonetta (2011) Unusual case of uterine stump pyometra in a cat. Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery, Vol. 13 (6), p. 448-450. eISSN 1532-2750. Article.
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This report describes an unusual case of uterine stump pyometra in a cat whose main clinical sign at presentation was abdominal straining. At the time of ovariohysterectomy, the surgeon reported that the uterine body had a purulent content. Nearly a month after the surgery the cat showed abdominal straining. The enlarged uterine stump, filled with purulent fluid, had caused a compression of the rectum and secondary intestinal sub-occlusion. Surgical revision consisted of draining the purulent content of the remnant of the uterine body and ablating as much of it as possible; checking of the ovarian pedicles revealed the presence of a small fragment of whitish tissue on the right side, which was shown to contain, by means of histological observation and immunohistochemical staining, ovarian tissue. Four months after surgical revision the queen did not show any pathological signs and 1 year later she is still in good health.
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