Bone is stuck in a cat in the esophagus – a description of the clinical case

Bone is stuck in a cat in the esophagus – a description of the clinical case

The clinic contacted the owners of a cat with a complaint of shortness of breath and gagging at their animal during the last day.

Following radiological examination revealed the presence of a foreign body in the upper third of the esophagus. The contours of the radiopaque shadow of the object is established that it is – bone, which is itself in the stomach does not take place due to the shape and size. In the history of the animal indicates that the cat is suffering from diabetes, for this reason, it is desirable to surgery to remove the foreign body. Under slight anesthesia was conducted examination of the esophagus using a gastroscope.

Visually determined the bone was shaped like a slingshot, “horns” which rested on the mucosa of the esophagus, so remove the bone from the esophagus can not be due to its position relative to the cat wall of the esophagus The best way to remove the bones would fix it for the “handle slingshot” and extract a tapered side toward the throat. Open bone so it was not possible because of the narrow lumen of the esophagus, so the bone, under the control of gastroscope, was lowered into the stomach. With enough space for manipulation, the bone segment was fixed in position, and easily extracted from esophageal endoscopic loop. After removal of the foreign body, to establish the absence of serious damage to the mucosa and to detect other foreign bodies controlling the endoscopic examination was conducted. Pathologies is not revealed.

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