Successful surgical retrieval of sewing needle from stomach of A Shih TZU Dog
Author(s): M Sravanti, Etikala Venkatesh, Lella Lokesh, P Santosh, K Mohanambal and Karlapudi Satish Kumar
A male Shih Tzu dog of 8 months old was presented to the Veterinary Clinical Complex, with a suspicion of foreign body ingestion with no history of vomiting, retching behavior. Appetite was normal. No difficulty in voiding feces and urine. All the vital parameters were normal. Ultrasonographic examination revealed the presence of fluid filled, distended stomach with reduced gastric motility. Lateral and ventro-dorsal views of abdominal radiographs revealed the presence of radio-opaque elongated foreign body in the stomach. Under general anesthesia, a small nick incision was taken over the stomach after fixing the foreign body in position to prevent its migration and retrieved out. The retrieved foreign body was Sewing needle with a long thread. Omentalization over the sutured area of stomach was performed for rapid healing. The incised portions were sutured in a standard manner. Antiseptic dressing and bandaging were performed regularly. Post operatively the dog was treated with fluid therapy, antibiotic (inj. ceftriaxone @ 20 mg/kg, IM) for 5 days along with NSAIDs (inj.meloxicam @ 0.3 mg/kg, IM), orally sucralfate syrup was given as oral antacid. Initially dog was kept under fluid therapy for 5 days and on 6th post-operative day semisolid diet was introduced, on 11th post-operative day soft solid food was given. Sutures were removed on 10th post-operative day. The dog recovered uneventfully without any further complications.
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M Sravanti, Etikala Venkatesh, Lella Lokesh, P Santosh, K Mohanambal, Karlapudi Satish Kumar. Successful surgical retrieval of sewing needle from stomach of A Shih TZU Dog. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(4):367-370.