By Joe P. Morgan, Pim Wolvekamp
The utterly revised moment version of this accomplished Atlas describes and explains the makes use of of diagnostic radiology and gives precise directions on how most sensible to use this method to the prognosis of traumatized canine and cats, together with a number emergency circumstances. the main target of the revised idea is the descriptive presentation of medical instances. Veterinary practitioners will locate abundant fabric within the Atlas with the intention to support to augment or enhance their medical or technical talents.
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Radiographic diagnosis (thorax): Extensive subcutaneous emphysema was located primarily on the left. The 5th rib on the left was fractured and the separation of the ribs indicated intercostal muscle tearing (white arrows). Widening of the space between sternebrae 3 and 4 suggested a luxation. Extensive pulmonary contusion was most severe on the right, but also affected the left cranial lobe. Pneumothorax was principally on the left and minimal. Signs of pneumomediastinum were prominent. Thorax wall injury 33 2 Radiographic diagnosis (lumbar spine): A compression fracture involved the body of L6 with collapse of the L5– 6 disc space (arrow).
Abnormalities in the left chest wall could be palpated. Radiographic diagnosis (referral radiographs): Referral radiographs showed a massive pneumothorax with extensive separation of the cardiac silhouette away from the sternum. The lung lobes on the right and the cranial lobe on the left showed pulmonary contusion. Rib fractures were present on the left. A pneumoperitoneum was suspected. The status of the diaphragm was uncertain, especially in the region of the esophageal hiatus. Metallic shotgun pellets were noted, but were thought to be incidental.
The position of the mediastinum in this patient is affected by: (1) atelectasis on the right, (2) pneumothorax on the right, and (3) lung injury with lobar collapse on the left. The free pleural air contrasts with the aorta and esophagus on the lateral view making them more visible. Note that the lateral view is oblique as shown by the location of the rib ends dorsally and ventrally. Also, the shoulder joints are not superimposed. Oblique positioning of this type can be easily corrected by the placement of small sponge wedges under the sternum and under the ventral portion of the abdomen.
An Atlas of Radiology of the Traumatized Dog and Cat: The case-based approach by Joe P. Morgan, Pim Wolvekamp