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Canine-Thorax : A case of pneumomediastinum secondary to a tracheal rupture in a dog

Male Husky 1 year old, acute respiratory distress after a fight with another dog. Radiography: RL thoracic radiograph. Surprinsingly, both kidneys are very clearly visible, they are boredered by gas opacity. The intestinal mass is displaced ventrally by the gas dilated retroperitoneal space. This corresponds to a pneumoperitoneum. There is also a severe subcutaneous emphysema visible. In the cranial mediastinum, the cranial vena cava, the brachiocephalic trunk and the left subclavianartery are visible. The dorsal border of the aorta is outlined by a gas opacity. These vessels are not normaly seen. This coresponds to a pneumomediastinum.

Case A case of pneumomediastinum secondary to a tracheal rupture in a dog
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