Today’s case is a 3-year-old female neutered West Highland White Terrier. Was fed a bone two days previously and vomited up pieces of bone. Vomits immediately when fed. What are your findings?
There is an oval mineral opacity object in the caudal esophagus between the heart and the diaphragm. The esophagus is moderately dilated with gas. The pulmonary parenchyma is normal. No abnormalities are noted in the cardiovascular structures. The stomach is empty, and the portion of the abdomen included appears normal.
Esophageal foreign body consistent with the history of ingesting a bone. The dilation of the esophagus may indicate esophagitis. There is no evidence of aspiration pneumonia.