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Table 2 Complications detected in 16 surgically treated bitches with pyometra with open or closed cervix

From: Closed cervix is associated with more severe illness in dogs with pyometra

Type of complication Closed cervix (n) Open cervix (n)
Uterine rupture and peritonitis diagnosed prior to surgery 1 3
Postoperative peritonitis without obvious uterine rupture 1 4
Postoperative wound infection 1 1
Conjunctivitis 1 1
Chronic pyelonephritis 0 1
Urinary tract infection 0 1
Myocarditis and disseminated intravascular coagulation 0 1