Esophagostomy tube complications in dogs and cats
A study evaluated patient records of 102 dogs and 123 cats that had esophagostomy tube placement between March 2014 and March 2017. One hundred patients (44.4%) experienced adverse effects related to tube placement. Twenty-two cats (17.8%) and 14 dogs (13.7%) developed signs of infection at the E-tube site, with 5 cats (22.7%) and 5 dogs (35.7%) requiring surgical debridement. Regurgitation of food through the E-tube stoma was noted in 7 dogs and 1 cat. Three patients were euthanized as a result of tube-related complications.
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