Sunday, March 4, 2012

A durian seed undetected by X-ray and ultrasound

I shared with Daniel the owner's spending $3,000 for a durian seed inside her dog, at Vet 1. "A barium meal will have detected the durian seed," he said.

She had consulted me as her dog had vomited and would rather not have the blood tests, the X-rays and other tests as she had spent a lot of money at Vet 1. Conservative IV drip with medication for 24 hours warding at Toa Payoh Vets, resolved her problem. No durian seed this time as I palpated nothing inside the stomach. The lady wanted to show me a photo of the durian seed in her handphone, the seed removed by Vet 1 under exploratory laparotomy but could not find it.

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