Two lateral abdominal projections are available for review.
Study technique is adequate for interpretation.
Patient positioning is not adequate for interpretation in the first image. In the second image, the hind limbs have been extended which minimized superimposition of the musculature of the thigh with the inguinal region.
Abdominal serosal detail is within normal limits. The stomach contains a mild amount of gas and possibly irregularly shaped mineral objects (need orthogonal view to confirm in stomach or if this mineralization is in the colon). The liver and spleen are within normal limits. The kidneys are not well visualized. The small intestines are uniform in size and shape. In the first image, the descending colon is displaced ventrally and contains amorphous granular material consistent with feces. The caudal aspect of the ventral abdominal wall is thickened with the impression of irregular margins at its caudal most extent. The urinary bladder is not visualized. The extra-abdominal structures are within normal limits. No evidence of any fractures is seen. In the second image, the cranial aspect of the bladder is seen ventral to the caudal abdominal wall in the inguinal region.
Urinary bladder herniation.
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