Case of the Month


Dachos is a 15-week old Chesapeake Bay Retriever who was referred to Creekside Veterinary Hospital for Endoscopy. The previous evening he ate a rib bone and he had vomited one time. His regular veterinarian took an X-Ray and diagnosed a rib foreign object located in his stomach.

He was referred to Creekside Veterinary Hospital for endoscopic retrieval of his foreign body in hopes to avoid a major abdominal surgery.

After placing Dachos under anesthesia, an endoscope was placed into his esophagus and into his stomach. A large bone was visualized inside the main portion of the stomach causing erosions and ulcerations of the stomach wall.

The bone was isolated and grasped using rat-tooth endoscopic forceps and gently removed from the stomach and out through the esophagus and mouth.

Bone being removed from stomach with rat-tooth forceps.

Dachos woke up from anesthesia and went home the same day. He is currently being treated for a stomach ulcer but should have a full recovery.

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