Penny For Your Thoughts?
December 1, 2017
Postop abdominal radiograph of a 3 year old terrier who swallowed multiple pennies (pre 1983).
- What’s your diagnosis?
- What should be done?
- What’s the moral of the story?
- It looks like one penny was forgotten in the stomach since this is a postop X-ray and the dog swallowed “multiple” pennies.
- Immediate re-exploratory is mandatory given the date of the penny.
- Just like after bladder stone removal, it’s important to take postop rads to ensure that all radiopaque foreign bodies have indeed been removed.
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