This week’s case is a 12-year-old female neutered Domestic long haired cat with episodes of coughing and weight loss for the last three months. This is a challenging pulmonary pattern. What do you think it is?
FindingsOn radiographs of the thorax, there is a diffuse, bronchointerstitial pattern with a nodular component. The lung lobes are rounded and retracted, with increased opacity in the pleural space. The cardiac silhouette is somewhat obscured but appears normal in size.
- Diffuse bronchointerstitial and nodular pattern may be caused by chronic lower airway disease, inflammatory disease, or neoplasia. The pleural component suggests effusion or soft tissue in the pleural space.
i can see in the vd projection between the 6-9 intercostal space in the right thorax, a well defined rounded mass
please tell me why i am seing that, is this an artefact, with what am i mistaken it?