Radiopaque markers and hydrogram in feline alimentary lymphoma

Jihye Choi, Jinsoo Lee, Jaeyoung Jang, Heeyeon Choi, Jimin Seo, Minjung Lee, Hyunwook Kim
2012 Korean Journal of Veterinary Research  
Radiography, ultrasonography with hydrogram, and contrast studies using radiopaque markers were applied to evaluate alimentary lymphoma in two cats. The hydrogram facilitated the differentiation of pseudo-thickening from true wall thickening, and enabled an evaluation of wall layering and lymph nodes. In case 1, mechanical obstruction of the duodenum was confirmed with barium-impregnated polyethylene spheres (BIPS), a radiopaque marker; however, results obtained in case 2 were not as
more » ... We expect that hydrograms and BIPS can be used as valuable alternative methods to evaluate the gastrointestinal (GI) tract although further studies in cases involving GI tumors are needed.
doi:10.14405/kjvr.2012.52.2.147 fatcat:ycz7xdl3kzgtthbhhzwh2gr5ey