Case 1 - Corn Cob Removal
This is a great case. A young dog came to the hospital with a history of vomiting. The dog could not hold anything down.
Initial X-Rays showed something in the stomach, but we could not determine what it was. The owner told us that she had seen the dog chewing on a piece of corn!
We decided to do a Gastroscopy procedure, where we put a long thin scope with a color camera down into the stomach. Once the scope was in the stomach, this corn cob pieces were spotted. We then passed a very thin "grabber" down the scope and one at a time, we removed all the pieces.
This dog was able to avoid surgery since we had this special instrumentation.
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