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1 September 2010 Gastroesophageal Intussusception in a Leopard (Panthera pardus)
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An 8-yr-old male leopard (Panthera pardus) was presented with a 4-day history of lethargy, vomiting, and anorexia. Thoracic and abdominal radiographs revealed a soft-tissue mass cranial to the diaphragm and atypical appearance of the gastric fundus. Esophagoscopy revealed gastric mucosa in the lumen of the esophagus, which confirmed gastroesophageal intussusception. An exploratory celiotomy with manual reduction of the intussusception was performed. Reduction was verified by intraoperative esophagoscopy and gastroscopy. An incisional fundic gastropexy to the left abdominal wall was performed to reduce the chance of a recurrence of the intussusception. No postoperative complications related to the surgery were observed, and the animal resumed eating within 48 hr of surgery. A subsequent recurrence of clinical signs was not noted by the owner.

Bianca F. Hettlich, H. Phil Hobson, Eileen P. Snakard, and James H. Johnson "Gastroesophageal Intussusception in a Leopard (Panthera pardus)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 41(3), 519-521, (1 September 2010). https://doi.org/10.1638/2009-0026.1
Received: 12 February 2009; Published: 1 September 2010
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