Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Uterine prolapse

Synonym(s): uterus

Contributor(s): Rob Lofstedt

Introduction

  • A rare complication of second or third stage labor.
  • Cause: continued post-partum straining while cervix is dilated.
  • Signs: tears and rupture of uterine artery are possible.
  • Treatment: general anesthesia (GA) may be necessary to reduce prolapse. Hysterectomy Ovariohysterectomy indicated if uterus devitalized.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Continued post-partum straining while cervix dilated.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Vaughan L, McGuckin S (1993) Uterine prolapse in a cat. Vet Rec 132 (22), 568 PubMed.
  • Bruinsma D L (1981) Feline uterine prolapse (a case report). Vet Med Small Anim Clin 76 (1), 60 PubMed.
  • Davies J E (1978) Prolapse uterus in the cat. Vet Rec 103 (25), 567 PubMed.
  • Vanderhurst S R (1975) Bicornuate uterine prolapse in a cat / a photographic essay. Vet Med Small Anim Clin 70 (6), 681 PubMed.
  • Wallace L J, Henry J D Jr., Clifford J H (1970) Manual reduction of uterine prolapse in a domestic cat. Vet Med Small Anim Clin 65 (6), 595-596 PubMed.
  • Maxson F B, Krausnick K E (1969) Dystocia with uterine prolapse in a Siamese cat. Vet Med Small Anim Clin 64 (12), 1065-1066 PubMed.


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