Recurrence of gastric dilatation-volvulus after incisional gastropexy in a rottweiler

J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. Mar-Apr 2006;42(2):147-50. doi: 10.5326/0420147.


An adult, castrated male rottweiler with a history of gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), which was treated 4 months previously by surgical gastric resection and incisional gastropexy, had a recurrence of clinical signs. Abdominal exploratory surgery revealed a 180 degrees -clockwise GDV, with a stretched adhesion at the original gastropexy site. The stomach was repositioned, and additional gastropexies were performed adjacent to the original gastropexy site and at the gastric fundus. The recurrence of GDV in this dog with an intact gastropexy suggested that a risk for volvulus remains after therapeutic incisional gastropexy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Dog Diseases / surgery*
  • Dogs
  • Gastric Dilatation / surgery
  • Gastric Dilatation / veterinary*
  • Gastroscopy / adverse effects
  • Gastroscopy / methods
  • Gastroscopy / veterinary*
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications / epidemiology
  • Postoperative Complications / veterinary
  • Recurrence
  • Stomach Volvulus / surgery
  • Stomach Volvulus / veterinary*
  • Treatment Outcome