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Segmental eosinophilic colitis: a review of 22 cases.

Edwards, GB, Kelly, DF and Proudman, CJ (2000) Segmental eosinophilic colitis: a review of 22 cases. Equine Vet J Suppl (32). pp. 86-93.

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Twenty-two horses with colic, referred to the University of Liverpool Equine Hospital (1992-1998), were found at laparotomy to have a partial obstruction of the large colon caused by a segmental mural lesion located in the left dorsal colon. The decision to take the horses to surgery was based on rectal examination findings of secondary impaction and mural oedema of the large colon and turbid peritoneal fluid containing large numbers of neutrophils obtained by paracentesis. The affected segment of colon showed oedema and serosal changes varying from erythema to well-defined necrosis. These pathological changes were considered to be sufficiently severe in 16 horses to merit partial resection of the left colon. Histology revealed varying degrees of mucosal necrosis, marked submucosal oedema and infiltration with large numbers of eosinophilic leucocytes. No cause was identified for the lesions. Sixteen of the 18 horses discharged from the hospital were alive 3 months to 7 years after surgery and have returned to their previous type of work and level of performance. The remaining 2 horses were subjected to euthanasia because of a recurrence of colic but no autopsy was performed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Edwards, GB
Kelly, DF
Date : June 2000
Uncontrolled Keywords : Animals, Colic, Colitis, Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction, Eosinophilia, Female, Horse Diseases, Horses, Male, Treatment Outcome
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:10
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 18:38

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