Ischaemic distal limb necrosis and Klebsiella pneumoniae infection associated with arterial catheterisation in a cat

Bowlt, K. L., Bortolami, E., Harley, R., Murison, P. and Wallace, A. (2013) Ischaemic distal limb necrosis and Klebsiella pneumoniae infection associated with arterial catheterisation in a cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 15(12), pp. 1165-1168. (doi: 10.1177/1098612X13493283) (PMID:23783430)

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Abstract

This case report describes dorsal pedal arterial thrombosis and infection with Klebsiella pneumoniae subsequent to arterial catheter placement in a cat. The complication led to avascular necrosis of the metatarsal and pedal soft tissue. The catheter was placed for blood pressure monitoring during surgery for correction of a peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia. The exact mechanism of thrombosis was unclear. Amputation of the limb was required and the histopathological findings are presented. This is the first report of such a complication.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murison, Professor Pamela
Authors: Bowlt, K. L., Bortolami, E., Harley, R., Murison, P., and Wallace, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Publisher:SAGE on behalf of International Society of Feline Medicine and American Association of Feline Practitioners
ISSN:1098-612X
ISSN (Online):1532-2750
Published Online:19 June 2013

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