Hi everyone.....I think I posted the results of the ultrasound
on here already. I picked up the medical records from the vet that also did the
barium upper GI x-rays and it was read by a “board certified radiologist” and
seems to conflict what the ultrasound report said. I will post the barium report
here. Would like to get some opinions between the two reports from anyone that
read the ultrasound report I posted.
The blood work and barium GI was done on Sept. 24th. I picked
up the records yesterday. I hope I type this all out right. Here is the
information on the upper GI. Rescued at 3 months of age, approximately. Someone
brought him to a vet tech and said they found him in a wall?
Heart murmur. Ddx: Valvular defect, hypertrophic
Vomiting vs. regurgitation. Ddx: Megaespophagus, GI foreign
body, persistent right aortic arch, metabolic disease, dietary intolerance,
2 view whole body radiographs (right lateral and V/D): Small
intestines appear “balled up” on flat films. Possible cardiomegaly.
Gave 30ml Barium PO. Took radiographs at 0, 5, 15, 30, 60,
120, 180, 240 minutes: Barium moves through the GI tract normally. No evidence
of a foreign body. Feces seen in colon.
Radiographs submitted for consult with Antech:
Two survey radiographs of the abdomen and 16 radiographs and a
barium upper GI series are presented.
Survey radiographs: No abnormalities of the heart (VHS = 8.0),
pulmonary vasculature, pulmonary parenchyma, mediastinum, pleural space, or
thoracic wall are observed. The stomach is empty. Small intestines contain a
small amount of fluid and are within the normal size range. Fecal material is
present in the colon. No abnormalities of the liver, kidneys, spleen or urinary
bladder are observed.
Upper Gi series: on the immediate radiographs, contrast is
observed within the esophagus and stomach. The stomach has normal barium mucosal
interface. A small amount of contrast is also noted within the descending
duodenum. On the subsequest images at 5 min., 15 min., 30 min., 60., 120 min.,
180 min., and 240 min. there is normal passage of contrast through the GI tract
with normal barium mucosal interface. Contrast reaches the colon by 30 min. and
the stomach is completely empty by 180 min. It should be noted that fecal
material in the ascending colon appears similar to contrast within a loop of
intestine with an abnormal barium mucosal interface. This is artifact associated
with incomplete preparation of the patient for the study.
Normal barium upper GI series
Normal thorax. Although the patient of a heart murmur, cardiac
chamber enlargement is not observed. There is no evidence of pulmonary
venous congestion or pulmonary edema. Consider echocardiography for further
assessment of the source and significance of the heart murmur.
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