10/22 | Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

Surgical Management of Oesophageal Foreign Body in a Pup

S.Kokila, A.R.Ninu, S.Dharmaceelan, D.Vishnugurubaran and M.Bharathidasan

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunelveli – 627 358, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal February 2021: 98 (2) - pages 28 to 29
(Received: January, 2022, Accepted: January, 2022)


An eight month old nondescript male pup was referred to Veterinary Clinical Complex, Tirunelveli with the complaint of ingestion of a bone piece and inappetence since then. Survey radiographs revealed a large bone piece in the proximal part of oesophagus. Attempts were made to retrieve the bone piece orally under general anaesthesia but the bone was entrapped in the proximal oesophagus. Oesophagotomy was performed and a large bone piece was removed.

Key Words: Bone piece, oesophagus, oesophagotomy,

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