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IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—MUSCULAR HYPERTROPHY OF THE SMALL INTESTINE AND PSEUDODIVERTICULA IN A HORSE
Article first published online: 2 JAN 2014
© 2014 American College of Veterinary Radiology
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 56, Issue 2, pages E13–E16, March/April 2015
How to Cite
De Solís, C. N., Biscoe, E. W., Lund, C. M., Labbe, K., Muñoz, J. and Farnsworth, K. (2015), IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—MUSCULAR HYPERTROPHY OF THE SMALL INTESTINE AND PSEUDODIVERTICULA IN A HORSE. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 56: E13–E16. doi: 10.1111/vru.12133
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- Issue published online: 13 MAR 2015
- Article first published online: 2 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Received: 22 JUL 2013
- muscular hypertrophy;
- ileal hypertrophy
A 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding was presented for chronic colic and weight loss. Transcutaneous and transrectal abdominal ultrasonography revealed distended, thickened small intestine with primary thickening of the muscularis and a focally more thickened loop with an echoic structure crossing the wall from the mucosa to the serosa. Visualization of diffuse thickening of the muscularis (muscular hypertrophy of the small intestine) and a focal lesion (pseudodiverticulum) helped clinicians make informed decisions. This case illustrates the importance of transabdominal and transrectal ultrasonography in horses with chronic colic and the relevance of considering the abnormalities in layering pattern of the intestinal wall.