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Imaging diagnosis—ultrasound uncommon features of an abdominal gossypiboma in a dog
- Louvet, Arnaud, Duconseille, Anne‐Carole
- Veterinary radiology & ultrasound 2017 v.58 no.6 pp. E68
- acoustics, biopsy, dogs, females, image analysis, neoplasms, omentum, ultrasonography
- An abdominal mass was incidentally detected in a 12‐year‐old, neutered female, crossed breed dog. Abdominal ultrasonographic examination showed a well‐delineated, irregular, heterogeneous mass that did not generate any distal acoustic shadowing. Transcutaneous US‐guided biopsy of the mass were nonconclusive but raised the possibility of neoplasia. Surgery discovered a mass embedded in the omentum and a large quantity of surgical sponges were identified in cut section. To the authors’ knowledge, this represents the first published case of gossypiboma casting no characteristic distal acoustic shadowing.