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Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2015;55(2):153-154.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14405/kjvr.2015.55.2.153    Published online June 24, 2015.
Cervical lung lobe herniation in a Pekingese dog
Ran Choi, Sang-Il Suh, Changbaig Hyun
Section of Small Animal Internal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kangwon National University
Abstract
An 8-year-old intact male Pekingese (weighing 13 kg) was presented for evaluation of chronic coughing. Thoracic radiography found a redundant tissue swelling (protruded on expiration and collapsed on inspiration) on the ventral neck just cranial to the thoracic inlet. Fluoroscopy also identified that the cranial portion of the right/left cranial lung lobe was seen to protrude through the thoracic inlet into the ventral neck on expiration. On the echocardiogram, there were no abnormal jets in all cardiac valves and no dilation in all cardiac chambers. Based on diagnostic imaging studies, the case was diagnosed as cervical lung lobe herniation.
Key Words: cervical lung lobe herniation, coughing, dog, lung, lung hernia


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