A 7-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat was presented because of post-prandial regurgitation, gasping shortly after eating, weight loss, dyspnea, and tachypnea. Six months prior to the onset of these signs the cat had received nutritional support via gastrostomy and then nasogastric tubes. A diagnosis of esophageal diverticulum was made on the basis of clinical features, contrast esophagram, and endoscopy, and was considered a complication of tube feeding. Medical therapy, including parenteral fluids, ranitidine, metoclopramide, and cisapride, and a soft, bland low-fat diet resulted in improvement in the clinical signs within 1 week. The cat was discharged and recovery was confirmed by phone call follow-up with the owner.
Esophageal diverticula, regurgitation, cat, tube feeding
BÖRKÜ, MEHMET KAZIM; URAL, KEREM; KİBAR, MURAT; ÖZKANLAR, YUNUSEMRE; GÜZEL, MURAT; and CINGI, CENKER ÇAĞRI
"Esophageal Diverticulum in a Cat,"
Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 33:
2, Article 14.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol33/iss2/14