Uterine prolapse with endometrial eversion in association with an unusual diffuse, polypoid, fibrosing perimetritis and parametritis in a cat

  • Matthew J Valentine, Susan Porter, Aspinas Chapwanya, John J Callanan
  • Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, January 2016, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/2055116915626166

Prolapsed uterus in a cat.

What is it about?

Prolapse is a term used to describe the displacement of an organ from its normal anatomic position to outside the body. This can involve the uterus. This case in a cat describes the situations that could cause a uterus to prolapse and also some microscopic changes in the uterus walls that may have promoted the prolapse.

Why is it important?

Prolapsed uterus in cats should be biopsied during treatment to assess for potential predisposing factors for prolapse.

Perspectives

Dr Matthew John Valentine
Ross University

This is a condition well recognized in first opinion practice and readily treatable. Although I have treated uterine prolapse in cats in practice , I had not considered potential uterine wall lesions as a predisposing cause.

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