The first case of 2019 is a 7-year-old FS Domestic Medium-hair cat presented with dypsnea. What are your findings?
There is a significant increase in fat opacity within the cranioventral thorax. The heart is caudodorsally displaced. The xyphoid is displaced dorsally and multiple metallic sutures are identified within the ventral abdomen. The cardiac silhouette is difficult to visualize on the VD projection due to overlying fat. The right diaphragmatic crus is difficult to visualize on the ventrodorsal projections.
- Diaphragmatic rupture
- Sutures are likely secondary to previous diaphragmatic repair
- A diaphragmatic rupture was confirmed at surgery and was repaired.