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Nonsurgical treatment of gastroesophageal intussusception in a puppy

McGill, S.E., Lenard, Z.M., See, A.M. and Irwin, P.J.ORCID: 0000-0002-0006-8262 (2009) Nonsurgical treatment of gastroesophageal intussusception in a puppy. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 45 (4). pp. 185-190.

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A 7-week-old, female Siberian husky was presented to Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital with an acute onset of respiratory distress and regurgitation. Thoracic imaging identified an intraluminal esophageal mass with concurrent aspiration pneumonia. Esophagoscopy identified the mass as stomach, and a diagnosis of gastroesophageal intussusception was made. The intussusception was reduced endoscopically, and fixation of the stomach to the abdominal wall was performed using a tube gastropexy. Gastroesophageal intussusception is an uncommon disease in small animals and traditionally has been managed surgically. This case report describes an alternative method of treatment associated with a good outcome in this puppy.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: American Animal Hospital Association
Copyright: © 2009 by The American Animal Hospital Association
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