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Minimally Invasive Celiotomy for the Retrieval of Intestinal Foreign Body in a Dog

M. Madeena Begum, M. Ranjithkumar, S. Sunandhadevi, M. Pushpa and M. Balagangatharathilagar

Veterinary Clinical Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunelveli-627538. Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal July 2023 : 100 (7) - pages 27 to 29
(Received: , Accepted: )


A 1.5 year old intact male Labrador retriever dog was brought to the hospital with a history of chronic vomiting. Clinical examination revealed dehydration. On radiographic evaluation, pet had no abnormalities in the thorax but a radio-opaque non-linear foreign material was noticed in the intestinal loop. The condition was confirmed as intestinal foreign body and surgery was performed under general anaesthesia. A minimally invasive celiotomy was performed with one inch midventral incision and the foreign body was retrieved by enterotomy. The sutures were removed on 5th post-operative day after the complete healing and the animal made an uneventful recovery.

Key Words: Minimally invasive, Celiotomy, Dog

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