April 2018 Sonopath Case Of The Month: Pyogranulomatous Transmural Enteritis in a 3-year-old MN Catahoula Dog
Many thanks to Dr. Karen Ebersole of Lisbon Road Animal Hospital for the diagnostic ultrasound images and wonderful management of this case.
A 3-year-old, MN, Catahoula Leopard Dog was presented for a 4 month history of ADR, diarrhea, and vomiting which had acutely worsened within the last 48 hours. Physical examination found the patient with a body score of 2/9 with a 14 lb weight loss, temperature of 102.9, QAR, and mildly dehydrated. CBC/Chem, cPLI, and fecal were all WNL with the exception of an increase in monocytes (11%) with a normal WBC of 14,650. A full abdominal ultrasound was performed.
Obstructive pattern with undefined intestinal wall thickening and shadowing material.