This is Martha a 9 year old Italian Spinone who presented at SLVC as an emergency earlier in 2014. Martha’s stomach had bloated significantly and she was very painful and wretching regularly. Martha had developed the life threatening condition GDV (gastric dilation and volvulus) where the stomach dilates and twists.
Martha underwent emergency surgery to deflate, de-rotate and fix the stomach in to position. She had us all very worried but is now doing exceptionally well.
The x-ray shows Martha’s twisted and dilated stomach (arrowed).