Linear foreign body in the small intestine of a Persian cat-a case report
Maitha Al Muheiri , Khaja Mohteshamuddin, Zaib Mahel and Azhar Ayub
Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.2023.54(1):279-282
Received: 16.11.2022 Accepted: 30.01.2022 Published online: 31.03.2023
Foreign body in gastrointestinal tract is a common problem in small animal practice, especially in domestic cats. A case report of recurrent ingested thread as a linear foreign body with the thread held back by the tongue and stuck causing further complications is presented in this case report. Interestingly, the radiographic results did not indicate the paisley shaped gas pattern which is characteristic of a linear foreign body. The final diagnosis was made by exploratory laparotomy which confirmed the presence of several threads in the small intestine. Therefore, this complex case was diagnosed based on history, clinical signs and results of radiography and confirmed by exploratory laparotomy. This is the first ever published case report of successful clinical management of a linear foreign body in UAE according to the authors’ knowledge.
Keywords: Linear foreign body, obstruction, cat, radiograph, exploratory laparotomy