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Open Access Intussusception in Canine Recipients of Hematopoietic Cell Grafts and Surgical Correction

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Intussusception is a common complication after canine hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). The present study was undertaken to evaluate predisposing factors of intussusception and to test whether intussusception can be managed surgically during the period immediately after HCT. We determined the incidence of intussusception after HCT was performed in 325 canine recipients (autologous, n = 43; allogeneic, n = 282) during the interval from January 2002 to May 2005. Intussusception was diagnosed in 16 of 325 dogs (4.9%). Intussusception was not significantly assaociated with the dose of irradiation, source of hematopoietic graft, use of immunosuppressive agents, gender, or age at transplant. A group of 9 of the affected dogs underwent small-bowel resection after diagnosis, and 7 were managed without surgical intervention. Despite complicating factors such as gastrointestinal toxicity and low neutrophil and platelet counts induced by the marrow conditioning regimen and the use of immunosuppressive agents, successful surgical management of intussusception was achieved in 6 of 9 dogs, as compared with successful management of 0 of 7 without surgery. Intussusception did not recur after surgical intervention in any dog. Recent HCT and post-transplant immunosuppressive therapy are not absolute contraindications to surgical intervention for intussusception in canine recipients of HCT.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Publication date: June 1, 2007

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  • Comparative Medicine (CM), an international journal of comparative and experimental medicine, is the leading English-language publication in the field and is ranked by the Science Citation Index in the upper third of all scientific journals. The mission of CM is to disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed information that expands biomedical knowledge and promotes human and animal health through the study of laboratory animal disease, animal models of disease, and basic biologic mechanisms related to disease in people and animals.

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