Today’s case is a 43-year-old female Desert Tortoise presenting today for anorexia and extended hibernation. Take a look and post your comments!
Three orthogonal projections of the entire body are available for review. Within the coleomic cavity, a thin walled, mineralized, oval structure representing an egg is present on the left side. There is a large volume of granular radiopaque material within the gastrointestinal tract. Additionally, there is a laminar mineralized structure with multiple irregular layers present in the mid coelomic cavity. The gastrointestinal tract is filled with a marked volume of gas as well. This patient has poor bone quality. There is a fracture of the proximal diaphysis of the right fibula with mild displacement.
- impaction of the gastrointestinal tract
- retained egg
- cystic calculus
- osteopenia with pathologic fracture of the right tibia (likely nutritional)