Radiographic evaluation of esophageal function in ...

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Title Radiographic evaluation of esophageal function in Chinese Shar Pei pups
Author(s) R. Stickle, G. Sparschu, N. Love, R. Walshaw
Journal Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Date 1992
Volume 201
Issue 1
Start page 81
End page 84
Abstract Liquid barium esophagography was done in 29 clinically normal Chinese Shar Pei pups and observed fluoroscopically, beginning when they were approximately 3 months old and repeated periodically until they were at least 18 months old, if possible. Of these dogs, 69% had relatively slow stimulation of secondary waves, 48% had generalized poor esophageal tone or motility, and 38% had esophageal redundancy. Sequential studies revealed apparent improvement with age for those dogs initially showing slow motility, provided that redundancy was not also present. Another group of 9 Chinese Shar Pei pups had histories of either regurgitation or vomiting. Five of these had hiatal hernia and 2 had megaesophagus.

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