This week’s case is a 10-month-old English Pointer found with an empty tube of wood glue. What are your findings and plan?
FindingsThe stomach is markedly enlarged and contains foamy material that conforms to the gastric lumen, with slight separation from the gastric wall. There is mild gas filling of the remaining small intestinal loops. The liver, spleen, and urinary tract appear normal. The peritoneal detail is poor due to young age.
- Wood glue gastric foreign body (Gorilla Glue)
- This material is expansile as it sets, and a small ingested amount can cause a significant gastric foreign body obstruction. The material was surgically removed without complication.