5 year old crossbreed dog

by Allison Zwingenberger on March 20, 2014

How would you describe this dog’s radiographs? She has episodes of collapse and a PCV of 68%.

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Eva March 21, 2014 at 7:17 am

How can be explained the right displacement of the trachea that can be seen on the DV projection? Thank you :)

Allison Zwingenberger March 21, 2014 at 9:40 am

Hi Eva,

The trachea is normally positioned just to the right of the spine. Take a look at some of the normal thorax cases to compare. Thanks for your question!
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brook March 21, 2014 at 12:37 pm

The cranial lung fields on the R lateral appear decreased in size – is this artifactual from the increased cardiac silhouette, due to summation from soft tissue, or a real change?

Allison Zwingenberger March 22, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Hi Brook,

The lung looks slightly retracted because the mediastinum is quite wide, due to enlarged heart and vessels and/or some fat deposition. You can see the decreased size of the cranial lung lobes on the ventrodorsal projection.

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