Gastric dilatation-volvulus as complication after surgical removal of a splenic haemangiosarcoma in a dog

J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med. 2006 Sep;53(7):371-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0442.2006.00838.x.

Abstract

An 8-year-old crossbreed dog presented after one episode of acute collapse due to rupture of a splenic haemangiosarcoma. Following splenectomy the dog recovered well. Two days after discharge the dog re-presented because of gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) that eventually led to his death. Splenectomy to remove a voluminous splenic tumour may predispose to GDV and dogs may benefit from concurrent prophylactic gastropexy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Dog Diseases / etiology*
  • Dog Diseases / surgery
  • Dogs
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Gastric Dilatation / etiology
  • Gastric Dilatation / veterinary*
  • Hemangiosarcoma / complications
  • Hemangiosarcoma / surgery
  • Hemangiosarcoma / veterinary*
  • Postoperative Complications / veterinary*
  • Splenectomy / adverse effects
  • Splenectomy / veterinary
  • Splenic Neoplasms / complications
  • Splenic Neoplasms / surgery
  • Splenic Neoplasms / veterinary*
  • Stomach Volvulus / etiology
  • Stomach Volvulus / veterinary*