Pylorogastric intussusception in the dog: a case report and literature review. Academic Article uri icon


  • A 10-month-old, neutered male Saint Bernard presented for evaluation of acute, severe vomiting. A soft-tissue mass was noted within the stomach on survey abdominal radiographs. The diagnosis of pylorogastric intussusception was made during exploratory celiotomy. The intussusception was manually reduced at surgery, the pyloric antrum was enlarged, and the duodenum was permanently affixed to the abdominal wall in an attempt to prevent recurrence of the intussusception. The dog recovered, has gained weight (5 kg), and has had only one isolated episode of vomiting during the one year since discharge from the hospital. This report documents the fourth reported case of pylorogastric (i.e., duodenogastric, gastrogastric) intussusception in the veterinary literature and is the first report that details the surgical management of the disease.

published proceedings

  • J Am Anim Hosp Assoc

author list (cited authors)

  • Applewhite, A. A., Cornell, K. K., & Selcer, B. A.

citation count

  • 19

complete list of authors

  • Applewhite, AA||Cornell, KK||Selcer, BA

publication date

  • May 2001