Gastroesophageal intussusception in a leopard (Panthera pardus).

Hettlich, Bianca Felicitas; Hobson, H Phil; Snakard, Eileen P; Johnson, James H (2010). Gastroesophageal intussusception in a leopard (Panthera pardus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 41(3), pp. 519-521. American Association of Zoo Veterinarians 10.1638/2009-0026.1

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An 8-yr-old male leopard (Panthera pardus) was presented with a 4-day history of lethargy, vomiting, and anorexia. Thoracic and abdominal radiographs revealed a soft-tissue mass cranial to the diaphragm and atypical appearance of the gastric fundus. Esophagoscopy revealed gastric mucosa in the lumen of the esophagus, which confirmed gastroesophageal intussusception. An exploratory celiotomy with manual reduction of the intussusception was performed. Reduction was verified by intraoperative esophagoscopy and gastroscopy. An incisional fundic gastropexy to the left abdominal wall was performed to reduce the chance of a recurrence of the intussusception. No postoperative complications related to the surgery were observed, and the animal resumed eating within 48 hr of surgery. A subsequent recurrence of clinical signs was not noted by the owner.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic > Small Animal Clinic, Surgery
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic

UniBE Contributor:

Hettlich, Bianca Felicitas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1042-7260

Publisher:

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians

Language:

English

Submitter:

Bianca Felicitas Hettlich

Date Deposited:

31 Mar 2016 08:55

Last Modified:

31 Mar 2016 08:55

Publisher DOI:

10.1638/2009-0026.1

PubMed ID:

20945653

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/77337

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