Stephen J. Birchard DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Addendum to Linear Foreign Body Post; Look again at Fig 2a!

After reading yesterday's blog on linear foreign bodies, my friend Dr. Dave Biller (Head of Radiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University) shared some valuable information and experience. At K State they routinely obtain left lateral abdominal radiographs for animals with a history of vomiting. This allows air to fill the pyloric antrum which may then outline a foreign body.

If you look closely at Fig 2a, you can see a foreign body in the pylorus. See the figure below with arrows pointing to the foreign body.

I honestly did not notice this until he pointed it out to me!

Yet another reason radiologists are such an important part of our profession. Thank you Dr. Biller!