This week’s case is a 2-week-old female Rottweiler with fecal material coming from vagina. Can you interpret this contrast study?
FindingsThere is poor detail in the abdomen due to the patient’s young age. A vaginogram was performed by placing a vaginal catheter and withdrawing during contrast injection. Initially contrast is present in the vagina and fills the uterine horns as branching linear opacities. As the catheter is withdrawn, contrast travels dorsally from the vagina to the colon in a location caudal to the pelvis, and the colon is subsequently contrast filled.
- Rectovaginal fistula and atresia ani.
- Surgically corrected by ligation of the fistula and anoplasty.