Home
http://www.virbac.fr/ http://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/ http://www.novartis.com/ http://www.animalhealth.bayerhealthcare.com/
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  WELCOME  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  Home  
  Login / Newsletter  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  CONTACTS  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  Classifieds  
  New Products  
  VetCompanies  
  VetSchools  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  PROFESSION  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  Edutainment  
  VetAgenda  
  Presentations  
  Posters  
  ESAVS  
  Specialisation  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  INSIGHT  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  Congress News  
  Picture Galleries  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  PRODUCTS  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  Bayer  
  Boehringer Ing.  
  Novartis  
  Virbac

 
  Simply book for less...  
    

Bovine    Equine    Small Animal Practice    Swine Practice    Articles    Vetjournal    
deutsch english español polski francais
Home / WELCOME / Archiv / Small Animal Practice /     
 
Pulmonary embolization of vascular occlusion coils in dogs with patent ductus arteriosus
A common side effect or not - this is a very important question because this potentially fatal side effect of course needs to be discussed with the owners before the transcatheter coil embolization is performed. But data on more than 200 dogs show: about 3% show this side effect, it is not a common problem.

Related Articles, Links

Transcatheter coil embolization of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) was performed in 206 dogs between 1994 and 2003 at Texas A&M University, of which 7 (3%) had embolization of coils to the pulmonary vasculature.

Thoracic radiographs indicated that coils were located in the right pulmonary artery in 6 of the 7 dogs.

Pulmonary perfusion scans were available for review in 5 dogs, and moderate perfusion defects were observed in the right caudal lung lobe in 4 dogs within 24 hours of embolization.

Perfusion deficits observed initially in 2 of the dogs resolved on perfusion scans performed at 6 months and 3.1 years.

One dog did not have evidence of focal perfusion defects on a perfusion scan performed 4.5 months after embolization.

All pulmonary embolizations occurred during the procedure. Attempts at retrieval of coils were unsuccessful in the 2 dogs in which it was attempted.

No short- or long-term clinical complications were observed in any of the dogs with pulmonary embolization.

We conclude that pulmonary embolization of vascular occlusion coils is an uncommon event and is not typically associated with adverse clinical effects in dogs with PDA.


Source: Saunders AB, Miller MW, Gordon SG, Bahr A. (2004): Pulmonary embolization of vascular occlusion coils in dogs with patent ductus arteriosus. In: J Vet Intern Med. 2004 Sep-Oct;18(5):663-6.



Tell a friend   |   Print version   |   Send this article

SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE

Fluorescein sodium-guided resection of intracranial lesions in dogsmembers
Twenty-two dogs with intracranial lesions were enrolled in this prospective case series. The objectives were to evaluate the safety of an intraoperative fluorescein sodium (FS) injection and elucidate the relationships between the MRI findings, pathological diagnoses, and intraoperative staining characteristics of intracranial lesions in 22 dogs.

  • Chemosensitivity of feline injection site-associated sarcoma cell lines to carboplatin
  • Ultrasound and clinical findings in cats with urethral obstructionmembers
  • Novel technique to measure plasma lipids in diabetic dogsmembers
  • Prevalence and disease associations in feline thrombocytopeniamembers
  • Optic neuritis in dogs: an updatemembers
  • Brachycephalic airway syndrome - differences between pugs and French bulldogsmembers
  • Prognostic factors in cats with HCMmembers
  • Ureteral Papilla Implantation in Cats Undergoing Renal Transplantationmembers
  • Storage lesion in canine packed erythrocytesmembers
  • Drug-induced infiltrative lung disease with cytarabine and prednisonemembers
  • Laparoscopic-assisted Gastropexy and the Gastrointestinal Transit Time in Dogsmembers
  • Transpalpebral ultrasonographic evaluation and measurement of the optic nerve members


  • [ Home ] [ About ] [ Contact / Request ][ Disclaimer ]

    Copyright © 2001-2016 VetContact GmbH
    All rights reserved