A 4-month-old female red Holstein Friesian heifer was referred with intermittent meteorism and regur-gitation associated with poor weight gain. The subject showed a fair physical condition with an increased res-piratory rate, normal food prehension, mastication, and swallowing activity. The blood gas analysis showed mild respiratory acidosis. An oral gastric tube introduction followed by an endoscopy confirmed the provisional diagnosis of benign oesophageal stenosis. An endoscopic balloon and bouginage did not result in any stricture release, probably due to the degree of fibrosis of the stenotic ring. A surgical approach with a mucosectomy was performed, which restored the normal oesophageal function. Based on the authors’ knowledge, this is the first description of a bovine oesophageal mucosectomy as a definitive surgical treatment for a stricture after the failure of both balloon dilation and a bougienage technique

An oesophageal benign stricture: Endoscopy treatment limitation and surgical management in a heifer / M. Trovatelli, G. Sala, S. Romussi, A. Boccardo. - In: VETERINARNI MEDICINA. - ISSN 0375-8427. - 66(2021). [Epub ahead of print]

An oesophageal benign stricture: Endoscopy treatment limitation and surgical management in a heifer

M. Trovatelli
Primo
;
G. Sala
Secondo
Investigation
;
S. Romussi
Penultimo
;
A. Boccardo
Ultimo
2021

Abstract

A 4-month-old female red Holstein Friesian heifer was referred with intermittent meteorism and regur-gitation associated with poor weight gain. The subject showed a fair physical condition with an increased res-piratory rate, normal food prehension, mastication, and swallowing activity. The blood gas analysis showed mild respiratory acidosis. An oral gastric tube introduction followed by an endoscopy confirmed the provisional diagnosis of benign oesophageal stenosis. An endoscopic balloon and bouginage did not result in any stricture release, probably due to the degree of fibrosis of the stenotic ring. A surgical approach with a mucosectomy was performed, which restored the normal oesophageal function. Based on the authors’ knowledge, this is the first description of a bovine oesophageal mucosectomy as a definitive surgical treatment for a stricture after the failure of both balloon dilation and a bougienage technique
balloon dilation; calves; oesophageal mucosectomy; oesophageal stricture;
Settore VET/09 - Clinica Chirurgica Veterinaria
Settore VET/08 - Clinica Medica Veterinaria
6-apr-2021
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