Korean J Vet Res > Volume 57(4); 2017 > Article
Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2017;57(4):253-255.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14405/kjvr.2017.57.4.253    Published online January 24, 2018.
Diagnostic imaging of congenital pulmonary aplasia in a dog
Soochan Kim, Hojung Choi, Youngwon Lee
College of Veterinary Medicine, Research Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University
Abstract
A 2-year-old, female Pomeranian dog was referred for dyspnea. Thoracic radiographs revealed left-sided mediastinal shift, increased soft tissue opacity in the caudal aspect of left thorax with loss of the left diaphragmatic silhouette, and dorsal elevation of mediastinal structures and heart from the sternum by lung tissue. The left main bronchus was visualized as an air-bronchogram and observed to abruptly discontinue at the level of the 10th rib. Thoracic computed tomography (CT) revealed absence of the left lung parenchyma and left pulmonary vessels with a rudimentary left main bronchus. The case was congenital pulmonary aplasia diagnosed via radiography and CT.
Key Words: computed tomography, dogs, pulmonary aplasia, radiography


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