Radiographic evaluation of esophageal function in ...
|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|
|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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