Case: Ruptured gall bladder

Elsa, a young female Mastiff, suffered a gastric dilatation / volvulus (GDV) and was successfully treated for this surgically at a neighbouring practice. They undoubtedly saved her life, but a few days later she started going downhill and Roger scanned her. It was apparent that as a consequence of the GDV, her gall bladder had ruptured and was causing septic peritonitis. This would be fatal if left untreated.

We re-opened the abdomen and removed the ruptured gall bladder. and flushed out the abdomen before re-closing. Then it was a question of aggressive antibiotics, and fingers crossed.

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