Gastroesophageal intussusception

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Gastroesophageal intussusception is a congenital disease of young dogs characterized by ingavination of teh stomach into the caudal esophagus.

This disease is frequently diagnosed in puppies under 3 months of age which present with recurrent vomiting.

Chest radiographs may reveal aspiration pneumonia.

A differential diagnosis would include megaesophagus, Spirocerca lupi infection, hiatal hernia, diaphragmatic hernia or gastroesophageal intussusception[1].

References

  1. McGill SE et al (2009) Nonsurgical treatment of gastroesophageal intussusception in a puppy. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 45(4):185-190