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A Rare Case of Rectal Prolapse in Synchrony with Jejunal Intussusception in A Kitten

M. Madeena Begum and V. Bhuvaneshwari

Heart2heart Veterinary Hospital, No.3, Leith Castle Center Street, Santhome, Chennai-600028, Tamil Nadu.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal January 2020: 97 (1) - pages 53 to 54
(Received: June, 2019, Accepted: July, 2019)


A three months old female domestic short hair breed cat was brought to the hospital for prolapsed intestinal mass from the rectum. Animal had a previous history of rectal prolapse and which was treated by perianal pursestring suture at the age of two months. On clinical examination the condition was diagnosed as rectal prolapse. Pre-operative blood was collected for haematological examination. The animal was stabilized with intravenous  uid therapy and midventral celiotomy was performed. The condition was conrmed as rectal prolapse and jejunal intussusception. Rectal prolapse was corrected and colopexy was done. Intussusception was manually corrected and noble plication was done to prevent recurrence. Post-operatively the animal was maintained with intravenous uid and antibiotic therapy for three days and seven days respectively. Skin sutures were removed on 7th post-operative day and the animal made an uneventful recovery

Key Words: Rectal prolapse, Jejunal intussusception, Cat.

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