Hemoabdomen in a German Shepherd with Scott syndrome
Horn, Sarah Aubrey
A 7-year-old male castrated German Shepherd dog presented to Cornell University Hospital for Animals Emergency Service with a 36-hour history of lethargy and decreased appetite. The patient had a history of Canine Scott Syndrome (CSS) and well-controlled hypothyroidism. On presentation, blood work, physical exam, and imaging modalities lead to the diagnosis of a splenic mass and a hemoabdomen. The splenic mass, which was confirmed by histopathology to be a Hemangiosarcoma, had ruptured and hemorrhaged into the abdomen. An emergency splenectomy was performed. Blood and platelet transfusions were administered pre-operatively, intra-operatively, and post-operatively. No intra-operative hemostatic complications were encountered. The patient recovered from surgery uneventfully and was sent home a few days later. Canine Scott Syndrome is an autosomal recessive hereditary disorder characterized by a defect in platelet function. The dysfunction is specifically related to platelet procoagulant ability, so while primary hemostasis is appropriate in affected dogs, secondary hemostasis is impaired.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2013
Dogs -- Diseases -- Case studies