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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 variation of this entire Atlas describes and explains the makes use of of diagnostic radiology and gives particular directions on how most sensible to use this system to the prognosis of traumatized canines and cats, together with a variety of emergency situations. the main target of the revised idea is the descriptive presentation of scientific situations. Veterinary practitioners will locate considerable fabric within the Atlas on the way to support to augment or increase their medical or technical abilities.

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The trachea was normal in position. The diaphragm was intact. The stomach was distended and filled with ingesta. Abdomi- 21 nal contrast was lacking, probably because of the age-dependent absence of peritoneal fat; however, the presence of peritoneal fluid was considered. Differential diagnosis: The radiographic changes were typical for those associated with thoracic trauma. On the lateral view, the subcutaneous emphysema caused an uneven fluid density, which when superimposed over the fat in the falciform ligament suggested a peritonitis (arrows).

Following the trauma, he had run away and had been missing for the intervening 10 days. He had only returned home on the day of presentation. Treatment/Management: This case was unusual since the history suggested that the cat had been injured 10 days prior to presentation for treatment. It illustrates how survival can be achieved if one lung remains functional despite the open pneumothorax and severe injury to one chest wall. Physical examination: Palpation of the thorax indicated marked abnormality in the region of the sternum with severe soft tissue swelling.

Pleural fluid was difficult to evaluate because of the cat’s obesity. Treatment/Management: The fracture plus identification of the single pellet indicated a gunshot wound resulting from a high-pressure airgun. “Blimp” recovered and returned to his life of leisure. Comments: The cat’s obesity had resulted in the deposition of fat adjacent to the parietal pleura making the detection of minimal pleural fluid impossible. Lack of inspiration in this obese patient made determination of the severity of lung injury impossible.

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