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Gastro-oesophageal intussusception in a 25-week-old Briard
  1. Joshua James Allen Walker and
  2. Tony Matthew Ryan
  1. Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists LLP, Ringwood, UK
  1. Correspondence to Joshua James Allen Walker; joshjawalker{at}


A 25-week-old, male entire, Briard was referred following acute-onset vomiting of 72 hours’ duration. Radiographic and endoscopic investigation revealed a suspected gastro-oesophageal intussusception (GEI). The intussusception was surgically reduced and a left-sided gastropexy and oesodiaphragmatopexy was performed. The patient survived to discharge despite aspiration pneumonia and megaoesophagus, and 12 months following surgery was doing well with only minor regurgitation. GEI is a rare condition with a guarded prognosis, but successful outcomes are possible. To the authors’ knowledge this is the first report of GEI in a Briard.

  • soft tissue surgery
  • abdominal
  • gastrointestinal
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  • Contributors Case management: TMR. Drafting of the manuscript: JJAW. Critical revision of the manuscript: TMR, JJAW. Final approval of the version of the manuscript to be published: TMR, JJAW.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Additional patient data can be made available to interested readers on request.

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