Chronic gastric instability and presumed incomplete volvulus in dogs

J. K. Paris, D. A. Yool, Nicki Reed, A. E. Ridyard, M. L. Chandler, J. W. Simpson

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Chronic gastric volvulus in dogs results in long-standing gastrointestinal signs unlike those of acute gastric dilatation and volvulus. This report describes chronic gastric volvulus in seven dogs. The majority of dogs presented with weight loss, chronic vomiting, lethargy and abdominal pain. A combination of radiographic, ultrasonographic and endoscopic imaging indicated altered positioning of gastric landmarks. Dynamic changes were identified in some cases. Exploratory coeliotomy and surgical gastropexy were performed in all dogs. Clinical signs improved or resolved in six of seven dogs postoperatively. Chronic gastric volvulus is an uncommon condition in dogs, but should be considered as a differential in cases presenting with the above clinical signs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651-655
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011


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