Metallic Foreign Body in the Liver of a Dog

Hojung CHOI, Youngwon LEE, Jiwhan WANG, Seongchan YEON, Hyojong LEE, Heechun LEE
2010 Journal of Veterinary Medical Science  
A 4-year-old beagle had intermittent vomiting and weight loss for 1 month. On plain radiography, an approximately 3.5-cm, radiopaque, linear foreign body was identified in the region of the liver. On ultrasonography, a hyperechoic linear structure with reverberation was identified in the left lobe or quadrate lobe. On computed tomography(CT), a thin hyperattenuating material consistent with a metallic foreign body was identified just medial to the gall bladder. Removal of the foreign body was
more » ... rformed without complications. We present a rare case in which a metallic foreign body was embedded in the liver asymptomatically and found incidentally during a clinical examination performed to ascertain the cause of clinical signs. KEY WORDS: eight loss, metallic foreign body, reverberation.
doi:10.1292/jvms.10-0108 pmid:20567094 fatcat:vjeq6qqb4bbrfelmuqvcc6ytp4