Today’s case is a 4 month old male Golden Retriever with episodes of panting at rest. What are your findings?
The cardiac silhouette is moderately enlarged without specific chamber enlargement. The apex of the cardiac silhouette is not distinct from the diaphragmatic border. The pulmonary vasculature is normal. No abnormalities are seen in the pulmonary parenchyma, mediastinum, or musculoskeletal structures. There is mild cranial deviation of the gastric axis in the portion of the abdomen included.
- Congenital peritoneal pericardial diaphragmatic hernia.
- Several liver lobes and the gallbladder were confirmed to be in the pericardium by ultrasound examination.