An Atlas of Radiology of the Traumatized Dog and Cat: The by Joe P. Morgan, Pim Wolvekamp

By Joe P. Morgan, Pim Wolvekamp

The second one variation of this Atlas describes and explains the makes use of of diagnostic radiology and offers unique directions on how top to use this method to the prognosis of traumatized canine and cats, together with quite a number emergency situations. the main target is the descriptive presentation of medical circumstances, with three major chapters overlaying thoracic, stomach and musculoskeletal trauma, together with emergency instances. 4 smaller chapters conceal delicate tissue harm, gunshot wounds, circumstances of abuse and poisoning. the 1st a part of every one bankruptcy studies the fundamentals of the actual radiological strategies beneficial for that part, radiographic features, symptoms for exam, and diagnoses. The creation is via quite a few illustrated case stories. each one case is mentioned intimately relative to the scientific historical past, the findings on exam, radiographic tactics, an outline of the radiographic features/patterns made up our minds on overview of the radiographs, a selected or differential prognosis, and the therapy or administration acquired via the sufferer. Follow-up-radiographic experiences show the therapeutic technique in chosen cases.

Veterinary practitioners will locate considerable fabric within the Atlas so one can support to enhance or increase their medical or technical abilities.

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Pneumothorax was principally on the left and minimal. Signs of pneumomediastinum were prominent. Thorax wall injury 33 2 Radiographic diagnosis (lumbar spine): A compression fracture involved the body of L6 with collapse of the L5– 6 disc space (arrow). Bony fragments appeared to be driven dorsally into the spinal canal. Both hip joints were unstable probably due to hip dysplasia. Treatment/Management: “Grenigo” was treated conservatively. The pulmonary contusion regressed rather quickly. By maintaining a strict control on movement, the vertebral fracture healed in two weeks permitting him to eventually walk almost normally.

The subcutaneous emphysema on the left was still evident. The fractured ribs showed further separation between the 5th and 6th ribs on the left. The diaphragm appeared intact on this study. The tip of a thoracic tube on the right lay at the level of the 9th rib (DV view, arrow). ̈̈ 44 Radiology of Thoracic Trauma 2 Day 4 Radiographic diagnosis (day 4): The status of the patient improved after being on the pleura-vac for two days. The pneumothorax decreased and the right lung re-inflated. The pneumomediastinum was still evident and the chest wall injury remained unchanged.

Although the fundus was displaced cranially, it was thought not to be herniated through a diaphragmatic tear. Uniform fluid density within the cranial abdomen suggested a focal peritoneal hemorrhage or peritonitis. Note that the trauma did not affect the underlying lungs and had not caused a generalized peritoneal hemorrhage or peritonitis. The distention of the stomach with air suggested a pyloric stenosis. Treatment/Management: At surgery, the gut was partially twisted on its mesentery with secondary necrosis.

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