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 offers specific directions on how top to use this method to the prognosis of traumatized canines and cats, together with quite a number emergency instances. the main target of the revised idea is the descriptive presentation of scientific circumstances. Veterinary practitioners will locate plentiful fabric within the Atlas with a purpose to support to enhance or enhance their medical or technical abilities.
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Failure to identify the urinary bladder was thought to be an important finding. Differential diagnosis: The distention of the single small bowel loop could mean: (1) an obstructive lesion associated with the hernia, (2) a paralytic ileus associated with damage to the blood supply to a solitary loop, or (3) a paralytic ileus associated with spillage of urine into the peritoneal cavity. This question was resolved at the time of abdominal surgery. Treatment/Management: The inguinal hernia was repaired.
The left crus of the diaphragm was shifted cranially, but appeared to be intact. The left lung lobes had an increased water density indicating contusion and atelectasis to the caudal half of the cranial and caudal lobes. It is remarkable that “Rax” continued to improve clinically and was eventually released. 6 2 Thorax wall injury 31 Signalment/History: “Blimp”, an obese, 5-year-old, male DSH cat, was dyspneic and had a puncture wound in the right thorax and subcutaneous emphysema on the left. Physical examination: The obesity of this cat made it almost impossible to auscultate the lungs or to learn of the status of the patient by physical examination.
The left hemidiaphragm was shifted cranially and the accessory lobe had shifted into the left hemithorax. All of these changes resulted in a minimal mediastinal shift to the left. The rib injuries were not treated. Detection of a traumatic pneumatocele indicated a more severe injury to the lung than expected with a typical blunt trauma, and suggested that lobectomy might be required to stop the hemorrhage. The possibility of abdominal organ injury was considered because of the caudal location of the injury; however, treatment for an abdominal injury was not required.