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CT Case Review: OSA With Pathological Fracture And Hemothorax

Updated: Jul 11, 2019


Published (07.03.2019) via EpicaAnimalHealth.com


By Dr. Robert O'Brien, DVM, DACVR


Patient:

6-year-old male neutered large mixed breed dog that presented with a history of acute lethargy and labored breathing. Thoracocentesis revealed hemothorax. Image protocol: The patient was imaged in dorsal recumbency. A survey and post-i.v. contrast CT was performed of the chest. The contrast dose was 1 ml/lb BW of Iohexol (300mg/ml iodine) contrast media; given as a bolus prior to image initiation.


Imaging Protocol:

Primary rib neoplasia (OSA, CSA, atypical myeloma, metastatic lesion or osteomyelitis) with pathological fracture and secondary hemothorax. Download full review here.