Monitoring of traumatic hemoperitoneum by serial measurements of abdominal and venous hematocrit in a dog

Sigrist, Nadja; Spreng, David (2007). Monitoring of traumatic hemoperitoneum by serial measurements of abdominal and venous hematocrit in a dog. Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K - Kleintiere, Heimtiere, 35(5), pp. 371-374. Stuttgart: Schattauer

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Objective: This case report describes the use of serial measurements of peripheral venous and abdominal fluid hematocrits as a guide to treatment in a dog with traumatic hemoabdomen. Material and methods: An 18-month-old, female mixed-breed dog was presented with traumatic hemoabdomen. The dog was treated with intravenous fluids, and concurrent measurements of venous and abdominal fluid hematocrits were performed. Results: The initial hematocrit values were 39% in venous blood and 42% in abdominal fluid. Following fluid therapy, the venous hematocrit decreased to 20%, whereas the abdominal hematocrit remained stable at 40%. Based on this finding severe ongoing intra-abdominal hemorrhage was ruled out, and the dog was treated conservatively. Conclusion and clinical relevance: Comparison of serial abdominal and venous hematocrits may be useful in assessing the need for surgical management in patients with traumatic hemoabdomen.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic

UniBE Contributor:

Sigrist, Nadja and Spreng, David

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

1434-1239

Publisher:

Schattauer

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:55

Last Modified:

18 Mar 2014 00:02

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23363 (FactScience: 41621)

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