The acute abdomen - When to cut?
Acute abdomen is a collective term for a number of conditions that are presented with clinical signs of mild to marked abdominal discomfort, abdominal distension, generalised gastrointestinal signs and/or shock. Some of these may necessitate an immediate surgical correction, however, in others one is better off with an appropriate conservative treatment or postponed surgical intervention. Generally, one or more organs or systems can be involved in the etiology of acute abdomen and the list of differentials is rather long. Due to plethora of possible causes management of cases with acute abdomen is often very challenging. Proper history, physical examination, collection of free abdominal fluid, ultrasonography and radiology are minimal diagnostic setup for such cases. This webinar should give you an insight into the decision-making process in acute abdomen cases from the perspective of a veterinary surgeon.
Recording from 25.07.2017
Dr Nikola Katic DVM DipECVS
Dr Katic is a diplomate of European College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is a consummate small animal surgeon with special emphasis on minimal invasive surgery. He graduated from University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna in 2002 where he subsequently completed his doctoral thesis and the ECVS residency program. He served as a senior lecturer in small animal surgery at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna before he changed into private practice. He currently holds the position of chief of surgery at AniCura Tierklinik Hollabrunn, which is one of the busiest referral clinics in Austria. He is the first author and co-author of various publications in the field of small animal surgery and regularly takes part as speaker and instructor on different national and international conferences and courses. Dr Katic is husband and father of two boys.