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Barium Sulfate

We recently had a remarkable case involving a four-year-old castrated male dog who came to our clinic seeking a second opinion. He had been experiencing occasional vomiting after meals for the past six months, but it had become more frequent over the last couple of weeks. Additionally, he had a decreased appetite and had lost weight.
After conducting thorough diagnostic tests, including plain radiographs of the abdomen, we discovered the presence of barium sulfate in the stomach, indicating obstractive condition which in this case was pyrolic stenosis. This condition is characterized by a narrowing of the pyloric canal, leading to chronic intermittent vomiting after meals.
Due to the severity of the case, our veterinarians decided to perform an endoscopy, but unfortunately, it was not possible to navigate through the pyloric canal. However, biopsies were taken and revealed pyloric antral hypertrophy, confirming our diagnosis.
The treatment of choice for this condition is a surgical procedure called pyloromyotomy and pyloroplasty. Our skilled surgeons successfully performed the operation, and the dog recovered well post-surgery.
In addition to the surgical intervention, we prescribed a tailored medical management plan that included the administration of cisapride, a highly effective medication, along with gastro-protectors and a specialized gastrointestinal diet.
Now we are thrilled to share that just one month after the surgical correction and following our veterinarians’ instructions, the dog has shown remarkable improvement! Not only has he completely stopped vomiting, but he has also regained some weight since his last visit.

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