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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But if you don't have it done and the cat eventually develops pyometra, the surgery might cost $1,000 or more.
The case was tentatively diagnosed as open pyometra and surgical intervention was planned.
Prolonged administrations of exogenous progestogens also seem to be associated with the development of pyometra (HEDLUND, 2005) and feline mammary hyperplasia (NELSON & COUTO, 2001).
The most common problems encountered are--utero-vaginal prolapse of varying degrees, malignancies of the genital tract, benign tumors, inflammatory lesions vaginitis, urethritis, pyometra etc.
In bitches, it avoids messy seasons every six months, it eliminates the risk of ovarian cancer and pyometra (a very serious condition where the uterus fills with pus and infection and can be fatal if not treated properly).
Pyometra, an infectious disease with potentially serious complications, which begins when the lining of the uterus (endometrium) becomes thickened and crowded with large, fluidfilled cysts.
2007) observed a uterine torsion of 120 degrees around the body of the uterus in a pyometra bitch, which failed to respond to medical treatment.
They are at risk of cancers of the ovaries, uterus and mammary glands, as well as developing pyometra, a serious infection of the womb.
We investigated further with an ultrasound scan and discovered that Sky was suffering from a pyometra.
Then the extra emergency - labrador Amber with her suspected pyometra, a deadly infection of the uterus.
Similarly, maximum number of inadequate biopsies were reported in same group in patients where scanty endometrial tissue was obtained and curettings mostly contained haemorrhage, fibrinous exudates and inflammatory cells as in pyometra.
Enlarged uterus, such as pyometra and tumors, may not be adequate to be operated using the proposed technique, requiring incision enlargement.