Diagnosis and treatment of a caecal mucocoele in a dog

McKenna, M and Suárez‐Bonnet, A and Smith, K. and Stewart, S (2020) Diagnosis and treatment of a caecal mucocoele in a dog. Journal of Small Animal Practice. ISSN 1748-5827

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An 11‐year‐old male intact Staffordshire Bull terrier was referred for diabetic ketoacidosis. Abdominal ultrasonographic examination revealed a 5 cm × 2 cm intraluminal caecal mass‐like structure. Exploratory laparotomy and typhlectomy were subsequently performed. Histopathology of the caecal mass‐like structure was consistent with a caecal mucocoele, defined as a cystic dilation of the caecal lumen with stasis of mucus. This lesion has been previously described in humans, where it is termed an appendiceal mucocoele. The patient was euthanased 58 days post‐operatively due to unrelated diabetic complications.

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