Friday, June 20, 2008

Foreign Body Friday, June 20

This is not my case, but it was so funny, I had to share it with you. I photographed the pictures in a journal to bring these images to you, and can't find the name of the photographer or the vet practice where the case originated. I hope I am forgiven.

So, first, here is the X-ray of the stomach of a dog who has a gastric foreign body. Can anybody read this X-ray and tell me what you see?



Remember, air is black, bones are white, and the organs are gray. In this view, the dog's head is facing the left of your computer monitor. The large black triangle is the caudal part of the lung. The foreign object is the pair of vaguely circular shapes in the air-filled stomach. Got it?


Any guesses as to what the object might be?

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What follows is the intra-operative photo of the dog's stomach being opened to reveal the foreign object. There's no blood and it isn't too gross (in my opinion) but it may offend the sensitive among you. Turn away if you don't want to see the reveal.

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Heeeeere's Rubber Ducky!

5 comments:

NCmountainwoman said...

I love this post! Looking back at the X-rays, of course it's a rubber ducky. The outline of the ducky is perfectly shown.

Glad to hear everything went well. I'm also glad our dogs do not try to swallow such things as socks, towels, or rubber duckys.

Julie Zickefoose said...

EGad! I must forward this to Amy Hooper, who takes a rubber duck with her wherever she does and photographs it in various situations...Wildbird On the Fly.

Amy said...

Fantastic post! That is the awesomest duck photo I've seen. My rubber ducks have posed in lots of places but never a stomach.

Thanks to Zick for the heads-up (c:

Susan Gets Native said...

Call me a dirty minded old perv, but I thought it was gonna be a condom.

That picture is hilarious, creepy and oh-so much more.
Eeeewwww.

egretsnest said...

I'm with Susan -- I thought the bigger circle was a diaphragm! That must have been a Labrador who ate the rubber duckie. Too funny!