Chronic gastric instability and presumed incomplete volvulus in dogs

Paris, J.K., Yool, D.A. , Reed, N., Ridyard, A.E. , Chandler, M.L. and Simpson, J.W. (2011) Chronic gastric instability and presumed incomplete volvulus in dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 52(12), pp. 651-655. (doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2011.01137.x) (PMID:22017675)

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Abstract

Chronic gastric volvulus in dogs results in long-standing gastrointestinal signs unlike those of acute gastric dilatation and volvulus. This report describes chronic gastric volvulus in seven dogs. The majority of dogs presented with weight loss, chronic vomiting, lethargy and abdominal pain. A combination of radiographic, ultrasonographic and endoscopic imaging indicated altered positioning of gastric landmarks. Dynamic changes were identified in some cases. Exploratory coeliotomy and surgical gastropexy were performed in all dogs. Clinical signs improved or resolved in six of seven dogs postoperatively. Chronic gastric volvulus is an uncommon condition in dogs, but should be considered as a differential in cases presenting with the above clinical signs.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ridyard, Ms Alison and Yool, Professor Donald
Authors: Paris, J.K., Yool, D.A., Reed, N., Ridyard, A.E., Chandler, M.L., and Simpson, J.W.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Journal of Small Animal Practice
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:0022-4510
ISSN (Online):1748-5827

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