Journal article

T-shaped malformation of the ventral colon in a Thoroughbred filly with colic

GD Trope, CM Steel

AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2010

Abstract

A 4-month-old Thoroughbred filly presented for abdominal pain was diagnosed with a T-shaped malformation of the ventral colon at exploratory laparotomy. Following resection and anastomosis of the large colon, no further episodes of abdominal pain occurred during a 12-month follow-up. Acute dehiscence of the linea alba occurred as a complication of the initial laparotomy, but was successfully managed following additional surgical repair. T-shaped malformation of the ventral colon has not previously been reported and is considered a congenital malformation of mesocolon formation.

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