An Atlas of Radiology of the Traumatized Dog and Cat: The by Joe P. Morgan, Pim Wolvekamp

By Joe P. Morgan, Pim Wolvekamp

The definitely revised moment version of this accomplished Atlas describes and explains the makes use of of diagnostic radiology and gives specific directions on how top to use this method to the prognosis of traumatized canines and cats, together with a number of emergency circumstances. the focus of the revised suggestion is the descriptive presentation of medical circumstances. Veterinary practitioners will locate abundant fabric within the Atlas with a view to aid to augment or increase their medical or technical talents.

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Retraction of the caudal lung lobes from the diaphragm on the lateral view indicated a pneumothorax. Minimal pleural effusion was evident on the right. The diaphragm was intact with the left hemidiaphragm more caudal in position. Identification of the spleen confirmed the absence of adjacent peritoneal fluid. Treatment/Management: “Chamois” was treated conservatively and recovered. Comments: The trauma was more of a puncture wound suggesting the possibility of severe injury to the underlying lung that could require a longer time in healing.

The bowel loops were not distended and the possibility of a bowel obstruction was considered minimal; still, the owners were advised that surgical repair was recommended. 18 2 Signalment/History: “Olive” was a 2-year-old, female Old English Sheepdog with a history of being unable to breathe when placed in dorsal recumbency. She became acutely dyspneic when positioned on her back and the owners believed she had been shot by the neighbors. Radiographic procedure: Studies of the thorax were ordered because of the history of dyspnea.

The increase in fluid density in the right middle lung lobe plus the loss in volume suggested both contusion and atelectasis. The right caudal lung lobes as well as the left lung appeared to be well inflated. A portion of the right scapula created an apparent region of increased fluid density in the region of the right cranial lobe. Retraction of the caudal lung lobes from the diaphragm on the lateral view indicated a pneumothorax. Minimal pleural effusion was evident on the right. The diaphragm was intact with the left hemidiaphragm more caudal in position.

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