Confirmed Pyometra in an 11-year-old MN Poodle.... YES a MN!: Our Case Of the Month February 2016
What pathology lies inside this "Ain’t Doin’ Right" 11-year-old MN Miniature Poodle?… Pancreatitis, neoplasia, back pain..?? Tag team Andi Parkinson, BS, RDMS/Rachel Brilhardt, RDMS of Intrapet Imaging & Lindquist, DABVP remotely with Sonopath.com telemedicine and the art of sonographic deductive reasoning discovers a Hermaphroditic Pyometra in this Male Neutered Poodle with the organs Henri never thought he had in the SonoPath.com February, 2016 case of the month.
The patient was present for "ADR", back pain, pollakiuria and dysuria, and dark urine. Treatments included IVF, Ampicillin, and Baytril without clincial response. Urine specific gravity was 1.034, pH 7, 1+ protein. Bloodwork was unremarkable.
Clinical Differential Diagnosis
Sonographic Differential Diagnosis
Special thanks to Rachel Brilhardt RDMS & Andi Parkisnon RDMS of Intrapet Veterinary Imaging, Baltimore, MD, USA for imaging Henri and to Dr. David Cullum & staff at Creswell Vet Clinic, Baltimore, MD, USA (www.creswellvetclinic.com) for the medical and surgical management ensuring a positive outcome.