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Radiographic and ultrasonographic diagnosis of linear foreign body in a cat | VETgirl Veterinary CE Videos

In this VETgirl online veterinary CE video, we review radiographic and ultrasonographic findings seen with linear foreign bodies in veterinary medicine. If evidence of plication is seen on radiographs, either ultrasound or abdominal exploratory is warranted. You can also review our other VETgirl video on how to perform a linear foreign body surgery. Most importantly, be able to detect these immediately by doing a thorough oral exam in the patient. Once the linear foreign body is diagnosed, most surgeons do NOT recommend cutting the string under the tongue until the patient is in surgery.

For more information on how to surgically repair a linear foreign body (once it’s officially diagnosed), check out this VETgirl online CE video HERE.

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