By Joe P. Morgan, Pim Wolvekamp
The definitely revised moment variation of this accomplished Atlas describes and explains the makes use of of diagnostic radiology and gives targeted directions on how top to use this system to the analysis of traumatized canines and cats, together with a number of emergency situations. the focus of the revised thought is the descriptive presentation of medical instances. Veterinary practitioners will locate plentiful fabric within the Atlas so as to support to enhance or enhance their medical or technical talents.
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Subcutaneous emphysema was more severe on the left and a single metallic pellet lay in the soft tissue at the level of the 9th rib on the left. Fracture of the 7th rib on the right with a small metallic fragment adjacent to the fracture site suggested the shot had passed through the thorax. The diaphragm was intact. 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.
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.
7 2 Signalment/History: “Grenigo” was a 2-year-old, male DLH cat who had been hit by a car 12 hours earlier. Physical examination: The cat was dyspneic and unable to stand. He did not seem to be able to move his pelvic limbs. Deep pain was evident in the pelvic limbs. Radiographic procedure: Radiographs were made of the thorax and of the lumbar spine and pelvis. 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).