Journal article

Pneumatosis coli in a dog

Nicholas J Russell, Dayle Tyrrell, Peter J Irwin, Catherine Beck

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ANIMAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION | AMER ANIMAL HOSPITAL ASSOC | Published : 2008

Abstract

A 17-year-old, castrated male Maltese was presented with chronic polyphagia and a 2-week history of tenesmus, diarrhea, hematochezia, weight loss, and ribbon-like feces. Pneumatosis coli was diagnosed by abdominal radiography. Concurrent hyperadrenocorticism was suspected. The clinical signs of colorectal disease resolved within 2 days of initiating a lowresidue diet and oral metronidazole. Pneumatosis coli should be considered as a differential diagnosis for colorectal disease in dogs.

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