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Chronic peritoneal effusion secondary to partial caudal vena cava obstruction following traumatic pneumothorax in a dog.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18038016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
P M Montavon; P Arnold; L K von Segesser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0932-0814     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-26     Completed Date:  2008-01-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8906319     Medline TA:  Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  340-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinic for Small Animal Surgery, University of Zurich, Vetsuisse Faculty, Winterthurerstrasse 260, Zurich, 8057 Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Constriction, Pathologic / diagnosis,  veterinary
Diagnosis, Differential
Dog Diseases / diagnosis*,  radiography,  therapy
Dogs / injuries*
Pneumothorax / diagnosis,  veterinary*
Thoracic Injuries / diagnosis,  veterinary*
Vena Cava, Inferior / pathology*

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