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Year : 2018, Volume : 19, Issue : 1
First page : ( 131) Last page : ( 134)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Endoscopic retrieval of tracheal foreign body in a dog

Singh Tarunbir*, Mohindroo J., Verma Pallavi, Devi Umeshwori, Udehiya Rahul Kumar

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana-141004 (Punjab)

*Assistant Scientist and Corresponding author. E-mail: tneel@rediffmail.com

Online published on 5 November, 2018.


A pup was reported with history of coughing, laboured breathing and gagging since last three days. Medicinal management was not able to alleviate the symptoms. Lateral and ventro-dorsal radiographs of cervical and thoracic region were able to establish presence of a hollow cylindrical foreign body in mid cervical region. Positional manipulations were not able to retrieve the obstructed foreign body. Endoscopically a cylindrical plastic foreign body was visualised in trachea at the level of C2-C3 cervical vertebral process. Foreign body was retrieved from the cervical trachea using endoscopic basket. Signs were relieved and patient recovered satisfactorily during post-operative period.



Dog, endoscopy, foreign body, trachea.


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