A Tight Squeeze
This is Leena a patient that came to us with a long term problem with vomiting and weight loss. She has got to the point where it was difficult for her to keep her weight stable or even to eat a full meal without being sick. After a clinical work-up we discovered she had a benign narrowing from her stomach to her small intestine that was stopping food from passing properly. This is a condition called pyloric stenosis and is shown in the diagram above. We corrected this narrowing with an operation called an Y to V pyloroplasty (see below) that opens up the narrowing and allows food to pass to the intestine properly.
After losts of nursing with her very caring owners Leena has put good weight on and can feed almost normally now. She is 50% heavier than at her worse and has a lot more strength now she can keep food down. Luckily she still enjoys her visits to the vet!