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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My dog is a Maltesse and I need to know if a swollen esophaus

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My dog is a Maltesse and I need to know if a swollen esophaus is terminal or can be cured I have spent $3,000.00 in medical and exrays. She is 14 years old and has had nothing wrong with until now.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. I need you to clarify what "swollen" implies. Is the esophagus distended like a balloon might be distended (megaesophagus) as seen in X-rays or is it its normal size but inflamed? Has it been scoped and biopsied? What symptoms prompted the diagnostic work-up on Nini?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Peggy,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Nini. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin