Portions of this study were presented at the 2013 EAVDI meeting.
IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—EXTRAHEPATIC BILIARY TRACT OBSTRUCTION SECONDARY TO A BILIARY FOREIGN BODY IN A CAT
Article first published online: 6 AUG 2013
© 2013 American College of Veterinary Radiology
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 55, Issue 6, pages 628–631, November/December 2014
How to Cite
Brioschi, V., Rousset, N. and Ladlow, J. F. (2014), IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—EXTRAHEPATIC BILIARY TRACT OBSTRUCTION SECONDARY TO A BILIARY FOREIGN BODY IN A CAT. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 55: 628–631. doi: 10.1111/vru.12081
- Issue published online: 14 NOV 2014
- Article first published online: 6 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 2 APR 2013
- extrahepatic biliary tract obstruction;
- foreign body;
- grass awn;
An 11-year-old, neutered female British Shorthair cat was referred with a 4-week history of abdominal pain and vomiting. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed a dilated common bile duct containing a spindle-shaped structure with several reflecting interfaces. Differentials that were considered included an intraluminal foreign body, or helminth parasites within the common bile duct. Surgical exploration of the abdominal cavity demonstrated the presence of two grass awns obstructing the common bile duct. Anomalies of the portal vasculature were noted during surgery and were considered an incidental finding. The clinical signs resolved following surgical removal of the grass awns.