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.