1. bookVolume 68 (2018): Issue 2 (June 2018)
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Assessment of the Prevalence of Gastric “Gravel Sign” in Dogs with Acute Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus

Published Online: 04 Jul 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 68 (2018) - Issue 2 (June 2018)
Page range: 161 - 167
Received: 25 Mar 2018
Accepted: 15 Jun 2018
Journal Details
License
Format
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1820-7448
First Published
25 Mar 2014
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4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Radiological examination of gastric “gravel sign” was retrospectively conducted in 60 dogs presented with acute gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) syndrome. Other radiographic findings including loss of peritoneal serosal detail, presence of radiopaque foreign bodies, gastric pneumatosis, splenomegaly, and megaesophagus, were also examined in these patients. “Gravel sign” was detected on the pre-operative radiographs of 17 dogs with acute GDV (28.3%), suggesting that these patients could be suffering from chronic partial gastric obstruction before examination. German Shepherd dogs were significantly over-represented in this group (10/17, 58.8%). Dogs with acute GDV showing “gravel sign” should be carefully investigated for the presence of underlying gastrointestinal processes that might be associated with chronic partial obstruction.

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