Gastropathy caused by hypoadrenocorticism in dogs
I guess we know that hypoadrenocorticism (both ‘typical’ and ‘atypical’) is associated with gastrointestinal signs including ulceration. I’ve not managed to find a completely convincing pathophysiological explanation of the mechanism for this. However, I just wanted to share a couple of sonographic images of the stomach wall in addisonian dogs. They can be really striking.
But it’s not just an iatrogenic phenomenon. This is another atypical hypoadrenocorticism patient pre-treatment:
And yet another (also with normal electrolytes):
Acute, severe pancreatitis can also cause marked stomach wall thickening:
As can gastric lymphoma.