COLOR DOPPLER ULTRASONOGRAPHY IN PREDICTION OF THE REDUCIBILITY OF INTUSSUSCEPTED BOWEL IN 15 YOUNG DOGS

Authors

  • Michail N. Patsikas,

    1. From the Department of Clinical Sciences, 4 Butterfield Lane, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 2HJ, UK,
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  • Lysimachos G. Papazoglou,

    1. From the Department of Clinical Sciences, 4 Butterfield Lane, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 2HJ, UK,
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  • Samuel Jakovljevic,

    1. School of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 11 Stavrou Voutyra Street, 546 27, Thessaloniki, Greece, and Veterinary Practice, 4 Butterfield Lane, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 2HJ, UK
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  • Aggelos K. Dessiris

    1. From the Department of Clinical Sciences, 4 Butterfield Lane, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 2HJ, UK,
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  • Presented at the Autumn Meeting of the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (British and Irish Division), October 2003, Cambridge, UK, and at the EAVDI Annual Conference, September 2004, Ghent, Belgium.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Michail N. Patsikas, at the above address. E-mail: patsikm@vet.auth.gr

Abstract

Color Doppler ultrasonography was performed in 15 young dogs with intestinal intussusception to test the hypothesis that color Doppler findings can be used as a predictor of the manual reducibility of the intussusception at celiotomy. Color flow Doppler ultrasonography indicated blood flow within mesentery of the intussuscepted bowel in 12 of 15 dogs and reduction was achieved in nine of these 12 dogs (75%). In the remaining three dogs and in three dogs where no color Doppler signal were observed, an irreducible intussusception was confirmed at celiotomy. Color Doppler ultrasonography is a useful method for predicting the reducibility of intussusception in dogs.

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