Surgical correction of an intestinal obstruction in a turtle

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1992 Mar 1;200(5):705-6.


Ingested scutes caused an intestinal obstruction in an 18-year-old turtle. An enterotomy, performed through a flank approach to the celiac cavity, successfully relieved the obstruction. The scutes were ingested during a period of neglect by the owner.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Female
  • Intestinal Obstruction / diagnostic imaging
  • Intestinal Obstruction / surgery
  • Intestinal Obstruction / veterinary*
  • Jejunal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Jejunal Diseases / surgery
  • Jejunal Diseases / veterinary*
  • Radiography
  • Turtles / surgery*