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Penetrating lingual foreign bodies in three horses

Engelbert, T.A.; Tate, L.P.

Cornell Veterinarian 83(1): 31-38


ISSN/ISBN: 0010-8901
PMID: 8417852
Accession: 009168190

Three horses examined for complaints of ptyalism and dysphagia were found to have metallic lingual foreign bodies. Metallic foreign bodies were located by oral examination combined with radiography. In 1 horse clinical signs resolved without removal of the foreign body. The foreign body was extracted via an oral approach in the second horse; a mandibular symphysiotomy and radiographic guidance were necessary for removal in the third horse. In all 3 cases, the presenting clinical signs subsided.

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