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[An unusual complication after the partial resection of the ascending duodenum of a cow].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tierärztliche Praxis
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
1
Pages
17–20
Identifiers
PMID: 2718158
Source
Medline
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Abstract

In a heifer portions of the ascending duodenum, which had been perforated by an obstructing phytobezoar, were resected. This resulted in an unexpected complication. The shortened ligamentum duodenocolicum exerted steady traction on the descending colon. This traction caused a kink and finally resulted in a total obstruction of the colon. The pathogenesis of this complication is illustrated. Surgical--possibly preventive--procedures are discussed.

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