Large irregular soft tissue opacity in the mid to caudal celomic cavity in the region of the proventriculus and ventriculus. This structure contains mottled gas lucencies.
Generalized uniform gas distention of the small intestine.
Upper GI Barium Study
Positive contrast is seen within the crop, esophagus and proventriculus.
Multiple filling defects within the crop and diffusely throughout the proventriculus.
Similar to immediate films.
Positive contrast remains within the crop with previously described filling defects.
Contrast in the ventriculus.
Marked dilation of proventriculus with previously described filling defects.
Positive contrast and associated filling defects still present in crop.
Proventriculus and ventriculus similar in appearance to those at 1 hour.
Positive contrast is present within small intestine.
Small intestine is uniformly distended with gas and contrast material.
Crop, proventriculus and ventriculus are similar in appearance to films at 3 hours.
Increase in the amount of contrast material within the small intestine.
Crop continues to contain contrast material with filling defects.
Proventriculus and small intestines are similar to those films made at 5 hours.
Contrast material seen at the level of the cloaca.
Findings with the crop, proventriculus, ventriculus and small intestine are consistent with functional ileus.
Rule outs include proventricular dilatation disease, other infectious diseases, metabolic disease or toxicosis.