Cholelithiasis in a cat.

G. L. Heidner, Karen Campbell

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A 4-year-old cat was examined because of anorexia and lethargy. The cat became icteric within 3 days of admission. Values for aspartate transaminase, alanine transaminase, total bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, and cholesterol were higher than normal. Radiography revealed hepatomegaly, with loss of detail in the cranioventral portion of the abdomen. Further diagnostic procedures were not permitted, and the cat was euthanatized. At necropsy, cholecystitis, cholangitis, and numerous choleliths were found. Cholelithiasis is a rare cause of obstructive jaundice in the cat.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-177
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 15 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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