Surgical therapy of complicated uterine stump pyometra in five bitches: a case report
B. Musal, B. Tunahttps://doi.org/10.17221/5666-VETMEDCitation:Musal B., Tuna B. (2005): Surgical therapy of complicated uterine stump pyometra in five bitches: a case report . Veterinarni Medicina, 50: 558-562.
One of the severe complications of ovariohysterectomy is the incomplete removal of one or two ovaries, which is also known as ovarian remnant syndrome. This condition is usually followed by uterine stump pyometra, which can be described as the infection of uterine body tissue remaining after the operation. However, both conditions may also be encountered separately. In this study, the clinical findings, therapies and long term postoperative conditions of five ovarioectomized bitches with uterine stump pyometra that were brought to the clinic with symptoms like lethargy, loss of appetite, purulent or sero-sanguinous vaginal discharge, polydipsia, polyuria within a four year period, were presented.Keywords:
canine; ovariohysterectomy; complications; stump pyometra