Today’s case is a 3-year-old female Labrador Retriever with anorexia, vomiting, and lethargy for three days. What are your findings?
Three views of the abdomen and thorax are available for review. In the thorax, the caudal esophagus is fluid filled. The cardiovascular structures and pulmonary parenchyma are within normal limits. In the abdomen, there is focal moderate and pathologic gas distention of multiple small bowel loops, with other bowel loops of normal diameter. A few small bowel loops in the ventral abdomen are moderately distended by heterogeneous textile soft tissue opacity.
Small bowel textile appearing foreign body with obstruction. The decreased focal serosal detail in the abdomen may represent peritonitis or ascites.
Intestinal foreign body. At surgery, a pair of Fruit of the Loom underwear was removed from the jejunum.