WVC 91st Annual Conference
Canine linear foreign bodies can be particularly difficult to surgically manage. The FB is generally located in the cranial quadrant of the abdomen i.e., stomach and duodenum. These bowel segments cannot be elevated from the peritoneal cavity thus exposure is often difficult to maintain. This seminar will focus on ways to help facilitate manipulation of abdominal viscera in the cranial abdomen and suggest ways to determine if the patient has a high or low risk of GI perforation prior to surgery.