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Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2012;52(2):147-151.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14405/kjvr.2012.52.2.147    Published online June 30, 2012.
Radiopaque markers and hydrogram in feline alimentary lymphoma
Jihye Choi1, Jinsoo Lee2, Jaeyoung Jang2, Heeyeon Choi2, Jimin Seo2, Minjung Lee2, Hyunwook Kim2
1Department of Veterinary Medical Imaging, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University
2Haemaru Referral Animal Hospital
Abstract
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 definitive. 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.
Key Words: alimentary lymphoma, barium-impregnated polyethylene spheres, cat, hydrogram, ultrasonography
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