Brain Teaser: Can you solve this puzzle?

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A 12-year-old male neutered husky presents for decreased appetite.

1) What percent of incidentally, non-ruptured splenic masses are benign?

a) 30 percent

b) 50 percent

c) 70 percent


2) In dogs less than 44 pounds with a hemoabdomen, what organ is most likely to be the source of the bleeding?

a) Liver

b) Spleen


3) What abnormalities are associated with perioperative mortality with splenic masses?

a) Abnormal platelet count

b) PVC less than 30 percent

c) Ventricular arrhythmia

d) All of the above

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