Today’s case is a 12-year-old female neutered domestic short hair cat with intermittent pyrexia and vomiting. What are your findings?
There is moderate wet hair coat artifact on the body wall. The cardiac silhouette is enlarged and moderately rounded. There is increased opacity in the pleural space with retraction of the lung lobes and pleural fissure lines. The pulmonary vasculature is mildly enlarged. There is an increased interstitial pattern in the right caudal lung lobe on the ventrodorsal projection. The peritoneal detail is poor.
Cardiomegaly – pericardial effusion, cardiomyopathy, hypervolemia
Pleural effusion – Transudate, exudate, chyle, hemorrhage
There was significant pericardial effusion on echocardiography. The spleen aspirates showed suspicion of lymphoma. Further workup was not pursued.