Charles Louis Davis and Samuel Wesley Thompson DVM Foundation

For the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology

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  • SPECIES:
    • FELINE
  • SYSTEM:
    • GASTROINTESTINAL
  • ORGAN:
    • PANCREAS
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • CHRONIC PANCREATITIS WITH LOBULAR FIBROSIS; ICTERUS
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • WILLIAMS
  • INSTITUTION:
    • Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
  • GENPATH:
    • FIBROSIS
  • COMMENTS:
    • Most cases of pancreatitis in cats are of bacterial origin and ascend via the pancreatic duct. The gross appearance of pancreatitis in cats is quite different than that of dog. Acute cases are characterized by fat necrosis, without the hemorrhage and edema that characterize the condition in the dog. Most cases at autopsy are of a chroinc nature, with extensive lobular fibrosis as seen here.