Gastrointestinal linear foreign body with serosal migration in a dog

  • Heo, Su-young (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Lee, Hae-beom (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Ko, Jae-jin (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Lee, Ki-chang (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Kim, Nam-soo (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University)
  • Accepted : 2007.08.30
  • Published : 2007.09.30

Abstract

A two-year-old intact male Miniature Schnauzer was presented with signs of anorexia and abdominal pain with six-week duration. An exploratory ventral midline laparotomy was performed for a confirmative diagnostic and therapeutic purpose, and the presence of a string gastrointestinal linear foreign body was observed originating in the stomach, extending to the ileum. In the small intestine, the linear foreign body was located in the serosal layer. A partial enterotomy was performed on the mesenteric border of the intestine and the string was removed. After the surgical correction, the dog recovered completely from the clinical signs of anorexia and abdominal pain.

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