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Cricopharyngeal achalasia in a Golden Retriever dog - case report

Journal: Agrarian Academic Journal / Revista Agraria Academica (Vol.2, No. 4)

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Page : 235-242

Keywords : veterinary surgery; dog; dysphagia; esophagus; myectom;

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Cricopharyngeal achalasiais a disorder that causes decrease in the muscle relaxation of the esophageal musculature. As consequence, the food bolus has itspassage interrupted at the oropharynx, through the cranial esophagus sphincter. This work reports the case of a Golden Retriever dog, whichafter anamnesis and clinical evaluation, was diagnosed through contrast radiography with Cricopharyngeal Achalasia. The treatment consisted in surgery, using the cricopharyngeal myectomy technique. The results of the surgery were favorable, and the patient was monitored for six months after the procedure, ensuring that there was no recurrence of clinical signs.

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