Time to play!

Blackie, a 15-year-old cat was presented for severe bradyarrhythmia. An abdominal ultrasound was performed as part of the work-up for systemic disease that could cause 3d degree AV block. On blood work, there is a slight leukocytosis.  See a short video clip of the left side of the abdomen.  What is your diagnosis?  Recommendations?

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10 thoughts on “Time to play!

  1. Ultrasonographic findings: Mild plication of duodenum, free abdominal hyperechoic effusion (peritonitis), acoustic shadow inside of the stomach (foreign body).
    Recommendations: abdominocentesis (citology, culture,rivalta test?),lactate measurement, full chem and electrolytes, supportive care (resucitation fluid therapy), pain management.
    ** do you have more clips of the rest of the abdomen please?

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  2. Foreign body in stomach, possibly perforating it and compromising pancreas (pancreatitis). He had an associated peritoneal reaction. Exploratory surgery.

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