Case Study
Volume 6 Issue 3 - 2021
Successful Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment of Spirocercosis: A Case Study Citation: Nadkarni
Nadkarni Nameeta1*, Lal Smriti2, Dandge Shariva3 and Karkare Umesh4
1Veterinary Surgeon, Happy Tails Veterinary Speciality and Critical Care Centre, Govandi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2Undergraduate Student, Bombay Veterinary College, MAFSU, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3Veterinary Surgeon, Happy Tails Veterinary Speciality, Khar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4Director and Physician, Happy Tails Veterinary Speciality and Critical Care Centre, Govandi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding Author: Nadkarni Nameeta, Veterinary Surgeon, Happy Tails Veterinary Speciality and Critical Care Centre, Govandi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Received: December 29, 2020; Published: February 27, 2021




Abstract

A 1.5 year old female bull terrier presented with persistent vomiting of frothy bilious contents and regurgitating for over a month. The case diagnosis was done on the basis of history, clinical signs and diagnostic imaging. The objective is to note that absence of parasite ova in the stool or vomitus does not indicate absence of Spirocerca lupi. Visualising pathognomonic oesophageal nodule endoscopically aided in successful diagnosis, treatment and resolution of all signs and symptoms.

 

Keywords: Spirocerca lupi; Oesophageal Nodule; Spirocercosis

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Citation: Nadkarni Nameeta., et al. “Successful Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment of Spirocercosis: A Case Study”. EC Veterinary Science 6.3 (2021): 32-37.

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