pyometra

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pyometra

 [pi″o-me´trah]
an accumulation of pus within the uterus.

py·o·me·tra

(pī'ō-mē'tră),
Accumulation of purulent material in the uterine cavity.
[pyo- + G. mētra, uterus]

py·o·me·tra

(pī'ō-mē'tră)
Accumulation of pus in the uterine cavity.
[pyo- + G. mētra, uterus]

pyometra

an accumulation of pus within the uterus. In the bitch, it is a distinct disease syndrome associated with cystic endometrial hyperplasia and usually infection by a variety of bacteria, especially Escherichia coli, occurring during diestrus. Clinical signs may include abdominal enlargement, purulent vaginal discharge if the cervix is open, polyuria, polydipsia, and a systemic response, which is more severe if the cervix is closed. An immune-mediated glomerulonephritis may also occur.

stump pyometra
infection in the remaining portion of uterus after ovariohysterectomy.
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Cats are not small dogs, and the one litter per year breeding schedule designed for dogs could be fatal in cats due to pyometria or other uterine infections which occur in unbred females," explained Eigenhauser.