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Open Vet J. 2018; 8(2): 219-223

Diagnosis of Chronic Gastric Instability Using Computed Tomography in a Great Dane

Peter Scott Czajkowski, Ruth Mackenzie Hallman.

Cited by 4 Articles

Chronic gastric instability (CGI) is part of the GDV complex and contributes to the pathophysiologic mechanism of volvulus. Clinical signs can be attributed to a flaccid and mobile stomach. This manuscript serves as a review of the literature surrounding CGI and presents a case where computerized tomography is utilized in combination with abdominal radiography to diagnose CGI. The patient was later euthanized after developing acute abdominal pain. Necropsy revealed a distended stomach with 180o rotation along its long axis. This case demonstrates that CGI and GDV share a continuum, and cases of CGI may progress to GDV without prophylactic surgical intervention.

Key words: Chronic GDV, Gastric Malpositioning, Chronic Gastric Torsion, Chronic Gastric Instability

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