Complications Associated with Proximal Duodenal Resection and Cholecystoduodenostomy in Two Cats

Authors

  • C. H. TANGNER D.V.M.,

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    1. Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
    2. *Veterinary Clinical Associate (Tangner) and Professor (Hobson), Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
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  • JANE M. TURREL D.V.M., M.S.,

    1. Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
    2. †Assistant Professor, Department of Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California.
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  • H. PHIL HOBSON D.V.M., M.S.

    1. Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
    2. *Veterinary Clinical Associate (Tangner) and Professor (Hobson), Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
    3. ‡Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
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Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843.

Abstract

Two cats having resections of duodenal lesions involving the major duodenal papilla are described. The operative technique of cholecystoduodenostomy and the postoperative complications are presented. Pancreatic insufficiency and cholangitis developed in both cats and responded to specific treatment. Recommendations for performing successful cholecystoduodenostomy are made.

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