Jacobs Journal of Anatomy and Physiology

First Report of a Persistent Mid-Gastric Intussusception in the Dog

Published on: 2015-11-28


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.


Intussusception, Mid-gastric, Gastrogastric, Persistent, Canine