Dr M. A. Muurlink's present address: The University of Queensland Equine Hospital, School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, Queensland 4343, Australia.
Laparoscopic cauterisation of the testicular arteries to manage haemoperitoneum in a gelding
Article first published online: 25 MAY 2012
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Equine Veterinary Education
Volume 25, Issue 6, pages 297–300, June 2013
How to Cite
Holmes, J. M., Nath, L. C. and Muurlink, M. A. (2013), Laparoscopic cauterisation of the testicular arteries to manage haemoperitoneum in a gelding. Equine Veterinary Education, 25: 297–300. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3292.2012.00416.x
- Issue published online: 8 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 25 MAY 2012
A Thoroughbred gelding had chronic episodic intra-abdominal haemorrhage following standing castration, presumed to originate from a testicular artery. No coagulopathy could be detected and resolution of haemorrhage was achieved by laparoscopic electrocoagulation of both testicular arteries 6 weeks after castration. Blood drained from the abdomen during surgery was filtered then auto-transfused. Post operative complications included pigmenturia, incisional pain and large colon impaction.