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Chronic peritoneal effusion secondary to partial caudal vena cava obstruction following traumatic pneumothorax in a dog.
Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
A three-year old, female Boxer Dog was treated initially with thoracocentesis for a right-sided pneumothorax. The dog was re-evaluated after three weeks because of an enlargement of the abdomen. A positive venogram revealed a ventral displacement of the caudal vena cava between the diaphragm and the heart, with a severe reduction of the diameter of the vein. An exploratory thoracotomy showed a displaced accessory lung lobe with an adhesion to the parietal pleura. Inflation of this lung lobe created a dynamic obstruction of the caudal vena cava, which resulted in ascites. Surgery offered successful treatment.
Animals, Constriction, Pathologic/diagnosis, Constriction, Pathologic/veterinary, Diagnosis, Differential, Dog Diseases/diagnosis, Dog Diseases/radiography, Dogs/injuries, Female, Pneumothorax/diagnosis, Pneumothorax/veterinary, Thoracic Injuries/diagnosis, Thoracic Injuries/veterinary, Vena Cava, Inferior/pathology
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