Estudio de megaesófago congénito en perro

  1. Carlota Boix Vega 1
  2. Sofía Lafuente Carballo 1
  3. Simón Martí Angulo 1
  4. María Mercedes Sánchez de la Muela 2
  1. 1 Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio

    Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio

    Villanueva de la Cañada, España


  2. 2 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

Revista complutense de ciencias veterinarias

ISSN: 1988-2688

Year of publication: 2009

Volume: 3

Issue: 2

Pages: 261-271

Type: Article

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The megaesophagus is a condition that is the permanent dilatation of all or part of the esophagus. It is a rare and some of its causes are still under study. The patient in this case was a German Shepherd owned by the Guide Dog Foundation of Eleven, which had an esophageal dilatation until cardiac base, which was diagnosed fourth aortic arch persistent. In the surgical treatment was ruled out this diagnosis found that no vascular ring. The differential diagnosis of megaesophagus is complex and sometimes can lead to diagnostic errors that vary substantially the treatment and prognosis of the patient.