OESOPHAGEAL FOREIGN BODY IN A CAT: CASE REPORT
Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXII, Issue 2
Written by Teodor-Florian STROE, Aurel MUSTE, Ioana DÎRLEA, Marius MUSTE, Iulian ILIE, Florin BETEG
Oesophageal foreign body are relatively rare compared with gastrointestinal ones,but they can be encountered in clinical practice. Dogs are more likely to have oesophageal foreign bodies than are cats due to their indiscriminate eating habits. The most common oesophageal foreign bodies encountered are bones, needles, fish hooks and dental chews. Usually occurs with an object for which the size, texture or shape does not permit free passage through the oesophagus into the stomach causing the object to becomeentraped. A fourteen years old cat was presented to our clinic with dysphagia, retching, regurgitation, ptyalism, lack of appetite and obvious signs of discomfort. From the anamnesis it resulted that the cat was feed two days before consultation with chicken that contained bones. After clinical examination ancervico-thoracic radiography was made, based on radiologic exam the diagnosis was oesophageal obstruction. Because of the shape and dimension of the foreign body endoscopy was not possible, the only treatment left was surgery. The cat was scheduled for surgery in the same day after blood analysis.