Resection and anastomosis for treatment of ...

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Title Resection and anastomosis for treatment of strangulating volvulus of the large colon of horses
Author(s) Patricia L. Rose, W. M. Bradley
Journal Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Date 1992
Volume 201
Issue 3
Start page 454
End page 457
Abstract Strangulating volvulus of the large colon was treated by resection and anastomosis of the colon in 9 horses. Tissue specimens were obtained at the site of the resection for histologic evaluation. An attempt was made to correlate the appearance of the colon at the time of surgery to the histologic evaluation and the eventual outcome. Six of the 9 horses (66%) survived. This is in contrast to a reported survival of 34.7 to 36% after decompression and reduction of colonic volvulus. Survival after surgery could not be predicted on the basis of visual assessment or histologic examination.

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