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Injection port aids linear foreign body removal in a cat
  1. Ross M Allan
  1. The Pets'n'Vets Family, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ross M Allan, ross.allan{at}petsnvets.org

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A 20-month-old domestic shorthair cat presented with a four-day history of vomiting. Right and left lateral abdominal radiographs showed there to be signs of mechanical obstruction: plication in combination with multiple loops of gas filled small intestine (Fig 1). Orthogonal abdominal radiography would be viewed as mandatory in a case such as this. No foreign body was palpable. These radiographic and clinical changes were consistent with those described as occurring in feline gastrointestinal linear foreign bodies (Bebchuk 2002).

FIG 1:

Right lateral abdominal radiograph shows prominent clumping of …

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