The rubber band syndrome has been reported inboth human and animal patients but the number of cases shows it is an uncommon condition. Most cases live in communities where a rubber band is commonly used for a wide variety of purposes. Here we report a case of a dyspneic dog with a linear constricting scar and a discharging sinus on the ventral neck. The radiography showed constructive signs. Surgical exploration found a colored rubber band burrowing into the tracheal lumen. Following surgery, the dog recovered without any complications in the postoperative follow-up period. This case emphasized that rubber band syndrome in a dog can cause severe adverse effects; this was the first case of canine rubber band syndrome that penetrated the trachea and led to alife-threatening condition.
Boonwittaya, Nithida and Kaewmanee, Saroch
"Rubber band syndrome in a dyspneic dog,"
The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine: Vol. 49:
4, Article 9.
Available at: https://digital.car.chula.ac.th/tjvm/vol49/iss4/9