Thursday, October 23, 2008

Foreign bodies

The last few weeks at work has been madness. We've done quite a few enterotomies which are always a challenge. This is a radiograph of a medium sized dog which had ingested a rubber bone (see arrows). She began vomiting. To cut a long story short we took her to surgery (you can see the enterotomy site) and removed the offending object (pictured). Another lesson in why choosing indestructible, dog-size appropriate toys is critical.