Volume 1 Issue 2
Retrospective Case Series
Prevalence of Dual Thyroid Ectopy in a Surgical Patient Population
Sharon H. Gnagi MD*, Brittany E. Howard MD, Michael L. Hinni MD
Ectopic thyroids are rare developmental abnormalities created by aberrant descent of the thyroid from its origin at the base of the tongue. The estimated prevalence of thyroid ectopy is 1:100,000 – 300,000. Although ectopic thyroid tissue can occur throughout the body, most commonly it is located along the path of normal developmental descent including lingual (77 – 90%) and midline cervical locations (10 – 33%).
First Report of a Persistent Mid-Gastric Intussusception in the Dog
Ajay Sharma, Robert Gogal Jr, Steven Holladay*
Canine pylorogastric, gastroduodenal, and gastroesophageal intussusceptions have only rarely been reported in the veterinary literature, and were then associated with acute clinical signs that included vomiting, depression, dehydration, and abdominal pain. A mid-gastric intussusception was recently detected in a veterinary student dissection cadaver. Adhesions were wellformed within the intussusception suggesting persistence for some time before the dog was embalmed. The dog was not emaciated or otherwise noted as different before discovery of the intussusception. The present report describes a mid-gastric canine intussusception containing adhesions, something not yet reported in the veterinary literature.