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 complete Atlas describes and explains the makes use of of diagnostic radiology and offers exact directions on how most sensible to use this system to the analysis of traumatized canines and cats, together with various emergency circumstances. the focus of the revised inspiration is the descriptive presentation of scientific circumstances. Veterinary practitioners will locate considerable fabric within the Atlas so that it will aid to enhance or enhance their medical or technical abilities.

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The apparent cardiomegaly may have been real or the result of the heart’s malposition. Treatment was limited to the purely symptomatic. Radiographic procedure: Multiple views were made of the thorax. Radiographic diagnosis: The injury to the right thoracic wall was long-standing with malunion rib fractures and thickened pleural shadows indicative of pleural scaring. The cardiac shift toward the site of injury suggested pleural adhesions with atelectasis. The lesion was not identified on the lateral view.

Radiographic diagnosis: Soft tissue swelling along the right thoracic wall with subcutaneous emphysema was seen over the badly distorted fractured ribs on the right. The bandaging had collapsed the subcutaneous space on the right side and forced most of the subcutaneous air to relocate along the left thoracic wall. Underlying injury to the right middle lung lobe had caused its collapse with additional injury to the right caudal lobe dorsally (black arrows). The cardiac silhouette was shifted to the right and the left hemidiaphragm was shifted caudally to permit compensatory hyperinflation of the left lung.

3 2 Signalment/History: “Chamois” was a 7-year-old, female Maltese Terrier that had been bitten across the thorax by a larger dog. Physical examination: A definite defect associated with the suspected puncture wound was palpable in the right thoracic wall with associated subcutaneous emphysema. The lung fields on the right were quiet on auscultation, while more normal lungs sounds were heard on the left. Radiographic procedure: Radiographs were made of the thorax. Radiographic diagnosis: Subcutaneous emphysema was present on the right cranial chest wall plus a wide separation of the right 7th and 8th ribs that indicated a tearing of the intercostal muscles (arrow).

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