Which Procedure Was Performed?

by Katie Daniel | September 6, 2017 11:51 am

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Presentation

A body part removed from an 11-year-old Labrador retriever.

Challenge

  1. What’s your diagnosis?
  2. So what procedure was performed?
  3. Name two potentially deadly patho-physiological consequences of this condition (hint: one is a certainty; the other one is a possibility).

Answers

  1. Ruptured gallbladder (the torn part is held closed by the two instruments)
  2. A cholecystectomy.
  3. Chemical peritonitis for sure, with possibly septic peritonitis.

 

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