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Diagnosis and treatment of a caecal mucocoele in a dog

McKenna, M; Suárez‐Bonnet, A; Smith, K.; Stewart, S


M McKenna

A Suárez‐Bonnet

K. Smith

S Stewart


An 11‐year‐old male intact Staffordshire Bull terrier was referred for diabetic ketoacidosis. Abdominal ultrasonographic examination revealed a 5 cm × 2 cm intraluminal caecal mass‐like structure. Exploratory laparotomy and typhlectomy were subsequently performed. Histopathology of the caecal mass‐like structure was consistent with a caecal mucocoele, defined as a cystic dilation of the caecal lumen with stasis of mucus. This lesion has been previously described in humans, where it is termed an appendiceal mucocoele. The patient was euthanased 58 days post‐operatively due to unrelated diabetic complications.


McKenna, M., Suárez‐Bonnet, A., Smith, K., & Stewart, S. (2020). Diagnosis and treatment of a caecal mucocoele in a dog. Journal of Small Animal Practice,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 9, 2019
Publication Date Sep 24, 2020
Deposit Date Oct 19, 2020
Publicly Available Date Oct 19, 2020
Journal Journal of Small Animal Practice
Print ISSN 0022-4510
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Small Animals
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