Today’s case is an 8-year-old female neutered Poodle that was fed late tonight and then fed additional snacks. She is now acting restless. What are your findings?
The stomach is distended and filled with granular food material. On the lateral projections, the pylorus is dorsally displaced and the fundus is positioned ventrally. On the v/d projection, the fundus is on the right of midline. The distal extremity of the spleen is dorsally displaced, and the proximal extremity is ventrally displaced on the lateral projections. It is not visible in its normal position on the v/d projection.The small intestine is caudally displaced and gas filled. The portion of the thorax included is normal.
Malposition of the stomach consistent with a diagnosis of gastric dilation and volvulus. Surgical correction is indicated. A 270 degree gastric rotation was corrected at surgery.