Urinary bladder mural hemorrhage associated with systemic bleeding disorders in three dogs

Robert T. O'Brien, Emilia F. Wood

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Abstract

The sonographic appearance of three dogs with diffuse bladder wall thickening due to mural hemorrhage is described. Two dogs were diagnosed with immune-mediated thrombocytopenia and the third dog with vitamin K antagonist toxicity. Urinary bladder wall thickening ranged from 5 to 12 mm on initial sonographic examination. In the two surviving dogs, the bladder wall returned to normal thickness. One dog, euthanatized for refractory hematuria, had submucosal hemorrhage in the urinary bladder at necropsy. Urinary wall thickening sonographically resolved at a rate of approximately 1 mm per day. Mural hemorrhage should be considered in patients with concurrent bleeding disorder and urinary bladder wall thickening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-356
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Keywords

  • Canine
  • Sonography
  • Urinary bladder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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