Removing an esophageal foreign body through gastrotomy using a covault hook in a female dog: A case report

Document Type : Clinical Report

Authors

1 DVM Graduated, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran.

2 Student of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran.

3 Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran.

10.30466/vrf.2020.128301.2967

Abstract

Abstract
One of the most critical emergencies in dogs is esophageal foreign bodies. The most important foreign bodies reported in the esophagus are bones, however, there are also reports of fish hooks getting stuck in the esophagus. This case report described the history, clinical signs, radiographic findings and surgical management of an esophageal foreign body due to a single barbed fish hook in a 4-month-old Siberian Huskyfemale dog with regurgitation, pain, anorexia,and lethargy. In this case, plain radiography was taken to determine the type and location of the foreign body and it was confirmed that a single barbed fish hook was lodged in the heart base of thorax. Depending on the type of foreign body, penetrable or non penetrable as well as the location, a variety of methods, including endoscopy, fluoroscopy, and surgery, are used for removel. For treatment, for the first time, a covault hook was utilized to remove the foreign body via gastrotomy. Case follow-up after two weeks showed no postoperative complications and the patient was healthy.

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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 14 June 2021
  • Receive Date: 28 May 2020
  • Revise Date: 22 July 2020
  • Accept Date: 03 August 2020