Today’s case is a 13 year old male neutered Labrador Retriever. He had a long recovery after anesthesia for brain MRI, coughing, and low blood gases. The patient is now on the ventilator. What is your diagnosis?
There are diffuse alveolar infiltrates within the left cranial lung lobe with air bronchograms. An endotracheal tube is present within the trachea and terminates at the area of the thoracic inlet. There is a rounded metal opacity within the stomach that is in close association with additional irregular metal opacity. The intrathoracic esophagus is severely gas distended.
Pneumonia of the left cranial lung lobe. Recheck radiographs are recommended to rule out any component of atelectasis due to recumbency and sedation. Metallic foreign body within the stomach.