Today we have a 7-year-old male neutered Golden Retriever. Patient has been vomiting for 10 days and anorexic for 5 days. What is your interpretation?
There is generalized poor detail in the abdomen with a mottled appearance, and moderate abdominal distension. There are multiple enlarged small intestinal loops, one of which contains metal opacity material, likely barium. Many of these loops are collected in the left cranial abdomen and have a bunched or plicated appearance. There is foreign material visible in the stomach, and the duodenum appears distended and plicated.
- linear foreign body mechanical obstruction
- free fluid or peritonitis suggests perforation
Foreign bodies were removed from the pylorus via gastrotomy, and from the jejunum via 50% resection. There were multiple areas of perforation in the duodenum, which was plicated due to the linear foreign body.