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Ultrasound and computed tomography of sacculitis and appendicitis in a rabbit
- Longo, Maurizio, Thierry, Florence, Eatwell, Kevin, Schwarz, Tobias, del Pozo, Jorge, Richardson, Jenna
- Veterinary radiology & ultrasound 2018 v.59 no.5 pp. E56
- anorexia, biopsy, blood chemistry, computed tomography, hematology, histopathology, image analysis, inflammation, intestines, males, patients, rabbits, signs and symptoms (animals and humans)
- A 9‐month‐old neutered male rabbit was referred for lethargy, anorexia, and gastrointestinal stasis. Routine hematology, serum biochemistry, and diagnostic imaging were performed. Computed tomography revealed a wall thickening of the sacculus rotundus and appendix, which was further confirmed on abdominal ultrasound. Full thickness biopsies were collected with histopathology diagnosing a chronic multifocal heterophilic granulomatous sacculitis and appendicitis. The patient was treated medically and at 6 weeks follow‐up, clinical signs and intestinal changes had completely regressed. Inflammation of the sacculus rotundus and appendix should be considered as a cause of gastrointestinal stasis in rabbits.