Diagnosis and surgical management of cricopharyngeal achalasia in a dog

개에서의 윤상인두근 이완불능증의 진단 및 수술적 치료 1예

  • Choi, Hojung (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Jeong, Seong Mok (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University)
  • Published : 2006.03.29


A 3-month-old, 2.8 kg, female Cocker spaniel was presented with chronic history of dysphagia since weaning. Video fluoroscopic examination revealed swallowing problems in the upper esophageal sphincters. It was diagnosed as cricopharyngeal achalasia. Cricopharyngeal and thyropharyngeal myectomy was performed. One day after surgical management, normal swallowing movement was observed in the video fluoroscopic examination of the dog. There was no evidence of recurrence for 15 months.


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