This week’s case is a 1-year-old male castrated Labrador with 2-day history of vomiting and anorexia.
FindingsThe first three radiographs show foreign material within an enlarged bowel loop in the right cranial abdomen. This is most likely duodenum as fecal material is present in the colon near the pelvic inlet superimposed on this loop. The gas-filled cecum is also medial to the duodenum supporting this diagnosis. The foreign material is also visible in the pylorus on the left lateral projection. The remainder of the small intestine is normal in size.
The second set of radiographs were taken 12 hours later. The foreign material is still present in the duodenum though the pylorus appears empty.
- Duodenal foreign body
- Possible linear foreign body
DiagnosisDuodenal foreign material.
A large amount of plastic, hair, and thread were removed from the descending duodenum. The stomach was empty at the time of surgery.