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14 year-old male castrated Italian greyhound
Presents for melena and decreased appetite
Physical exam indicates pale mucous membranes
Candidates were presented with a video clip that started in the cranial abdomen and moved caudally in to the mid-abdominal region.
Successful candidates were not penalized for including small intestinal leiomyosarcoma as a potential tumor type.
Unsuccessful candidates identified the affected intestinal segment as definitely the duodenum, diagnosed intestinal obstruction, or diagnosed intestinal perforation. Some candidates did not list neoplasia as one of the differential diagnoses for the small bowel lesion.
Overall, candidates did well on this question, the majority of which scored 7-9 out of 10 points.
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