This week’s case is a 2-year-old female neutered long-haired Chihuahua mix presented for chronic vomiting. Post your comments!
Three projections of the thorax taken after hours are available for review. There is a heterogeneous soft tissue opacity located within the mid thoracic esophagus at the level of the heart base which measures approximately 4 cm x 1.5 cm. There is a small pocket of gas present in the esophagus immediately orad to the material. At the level of the foreign material, there is significant ventral deviation of the trachea and tracheal carina with apparent narrowing of the intraluminal diameter. No other abnormalities are appreciated.
Esophageal foreign body
Endoscopy: Dog biscuit wedged in distal esophagus. Able to pass single loop snare around the biscuit and withdraw from esophagus. Moderate erythema circumferentially around esophagus where biscuit was lodged. No other foreign material in stomach seen.