Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Online ISSN : 1347-7439
Print ISSN : 0916-7250
ISSN-L : 0916-7250
Sonographic Detection of Small Amounts of Free Peritoneal Gas in Beagle Dogs
Hojung CHOIYoungwon LEEKitae PARKSeongchan YEONHeechun LEE
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Keywords: canine, free gas, ultrasound
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Article ID: 11-0375


The detection of small amounts of free peritoneal gas in the canine patient can pose a diagnostic dilemma. The objective of this study was to determine how much of this free gas could be detected ultrasonographically. Ultrasound examinations were carried out after increments (0.1 ml) of air were intraperitoneally injected. Via ultrasonography, 0.4 ml of free gas can be reliably detected. The authors concluded that ultrasonography is a very sensitive modality for the detection of small amounts of peritoneal free gas (above 0.4 ml).

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