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Your pet may show signs including:. Diagnosis of the gallbladder mucoceles relies on physical examination by your primary care veterinarian and blood work combined with imaging modalities, like abdominal ultrasound.
Abdominal ultrasound is incredibly useful early in the disease process and should be considered in any animal with clinical signs related to gastrointestinal upset Figure 1. Up to half of pets with gallbladder mucoceles have a gallbladder rupture at the time of diagnosis and this number can be greatly reduced with early diagnostic intervention. The presence and progression of gelatinous material in the gallbladder may lead to a life threatening obstruction of the bile duct or the inflammatory changes to the wall of the gallbladder can lead to rupture and spillage of bile contents into the abdomen Figure 2.
A proactive course is recommended in most pets with gallbladder mucoceles. A current trend is to delay removal of the gallbladder of these patients until they have failed medical management, become systemically ill, or the gallbladder has ruptured. Many surgeons are now recommending that gallbladder removal be performed in patients with gallbladder mucoceles at initial presentation or if found as an incidental finding on abdominal ultrasound.
Routine open or laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the clinically unaffected gallbladder mucocele patient has been found to have an excellent outcome and rapid return to normal function in cases reported. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with general anesthesia. Preoperative blood work and imaging, and correction of fluid and electrolyte imbalances will help your ACVS board-certified veterinary surgeon minimize the anesthetic risk.
Some patients may require intensive care support before and after surgery. Biliary surgery has inherent risks, including bleeding, and leakage of bile into the abdominal cavity, which can cause peritonitis.
Abdominal drains may be needed to help manage peritonitis. Your pet should be kept quiet for two weeks after gallbladder surgery, avoiding running, jumping, playing, stairs, or off-leash activity. I would suggest getting plenty of extra bottles, a special place for baby bottles to dry, and definitely a bottle brush! And make sure to completely take the pump apart and clean all the little crevices every few uses, you'll need q-tips. Overall, going into this 2nd pregnancy, I don't know if the baby will take to the breast as well as her sister, but at least I know I have a reliable pump!
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