Limited abdominal detail (LAD)

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  • Defining characteristics:
    Decreased serosal detail in the abdomen or retroperitoneal space

  • Common differential diagnoses:
    Abdominal fluid or mass(es), a normal variant in immature animals due to brown fat, a normal variant in emaciated animals, obscured serosal detail due to uterine distension

  • Helpful additional data:
    Signalment, history

  • Commonly associated diagnostics:
    Consider *SignalCare MDB, consider abdominal ultrasound

  • Commonly associated treatments:
    Based on *SignalCare MDB and clinical findings, discuss options

  • Commonly associated home care:
    Based on primary


*SignalCare MDB = CBC/Chemisty/Urinalysis/Thoracic ultrasound/Abdominal ultrasound