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Surgical Retrieval of Esophageal Foreign Body in a Dog – A Case Report

V. Mahesh, Ashok Halappa Nilajagi, C. L. Sunil, B. N. Nagaraja.


A two and half month old Nondescript male puppy was presented with the clinical signs of hyper salivation, dysphagia, restlessness and respiratory distress. A lateral cervical survey radiograph revealed a radio dense foreign body in the caudal cervical esophageal region. Esophagotomy was performed to remove the foreign body under general anesthesia. Esophagotomy wound was healed well and animal recovered uneventfully.

Key words: Dog, Choke, Esophagotomy, Bone Piece

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