Cricopharyngeal achalasia in a Golden Retriever dog - case report
Carlos Maia Bettini, Bernardo Kemper, Marcela Baggio Luz, Eduardo Kato Watanabe, Alefe Caliani Carrera, Isabela Ferraro Moreno
Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal
Cricopharyngeal achalasiais a disorder that causes decrease in the muscle relaxation of the esophageal musculature. As consequence, the food bolus has itspassage interrupted at the oropharynx, through the cranial esophagus sphincter. This work reports the case of a Golden Retriever dog, whichafter anamnesis and clinical evaluation, was diagnosed through contrast radiography with Cricopharyngeal Achalasia. The treatment consisted in surgery, using the cricopharyngeal myectomy technique. The results of the surgery were favorable, and the patient was monitored for six months after the procedure, ensuring that there was no recurrence of clinical signs.