Cardiac neoplasia

Cardiac neoplasia

9 1/2 yr MN boxer-X, severe weakness+ ascites+dyspnea/tachypnea. Hx= weight loss, grain free diet. Initial TX= Pimobendin. Echo; pericardial effusion with RA and some RV diastolic collapse. Pericardiocentesis to relieve tamponade. Abdominocentesis to relieve respiratory embarrassment. Mild vol. overloading of R side noted following centesis- Pimobendin continued. Recheck 3 days post centesis= normal cardiac function,…

Lymph node abscessation

The 10-year-old intact male Labrador presented with acute swelling on the left side of the face, which was hard and painful on palpation. The contralateral submandibular lymph node (SMLN) was also moderately enlarged. Ultrasound showed fluid-filled structures consistent with SMLNs on both sides, though confirmation was challenging on the left. Ultrasound-guided samples confirmed cytologically that…

Normal ilium

Can you please have a look at this ilium. This is the ilium of a female spayed maltese cross, which presented with chronic vomiting. I have noiticed that even in normal patients, I always see some degree of hyperechogenicity of ilium mucosa, probably due to the probe positioning or it is just normal. I have…

Pericardial Effusion and PHT

Does pulmonary hypertension with unrelated pericardial effusions buffer, to any degree, tamponade pressures on the RA and its resultant pathology? Is the decreased forward flow with PHT a similar trade off with the tamponade effects of PE to some degree? Can the addition of ACEi/b, treating increased downstream pressures, affect up stream pressures enough that…

developing liver shunt from decreased function?

12 yr old MN Golden retriever with up and down weight loss/poor appetite requiring homemade diet. Proteinuria and hypertension treated with benazapril. Two previous ultrasounds have shown a stable hyperechoic nodules dorso-lateral to the cystic duct, otherwise unremarkable liver. ALP was in 300’s initially, blood work and UA/UPC has not been repeated in last few…

Chemodectoma or other?

10 yr MN E Bulldog ,ventral alv lung pattern- TX aspiration pneumonia(mildWBC). Follow up= int. pattern with cardiomegaly. TX low dose furosemide and Pimobendan. Follow up; Cough almost resolved, Echo: large LA with septal bowing and restrictive MV profile. Normal LV fractional shortening(36%) with mild mitral regurgitation MV Reg. vel=4.8m/s, EPSS=.42cm, TV regurge velocity =…

Bening hepatic nodular hyperplasia

An 8-year-old FS poodle was presented with abdominal pain. CPLi test was negative. Abdominal ultrasound showed mass of the caudate liver lobe. Looks most likely benign nodular hyperplasia. Can this be the cause of pain? Sorry, your browser does not support embedded videos.

Quadrate liver lobe? Double splenic body?

12 year old FS Beagle. Presented due to some gastric foreign material, but had some additional ultrasound findings. Blood work GGT 29, rest WNL. In the liver mass videos, can you discern if this is the quadrate lobe from the provided dorsal views? And in the splenic video, am I looking at a redundant splenic…

chronic renal changes in a 3 year old Bernese Mountain Dog

3 year old MN Bernese Mountain dog chronic PU/PD, weight loss over last 3 months, current renal azotemia (BUN 38, creat 4.5, SDMA 31), SpG 1.010 with UPC 0.4, culture pending but not an obvious infection on cytology. Adrenals normal size and rest of exam unremarkable. Blood pressure readings inconsistent, but did get one in…

renal cyst 2/3/24

14 yr MN Heeler cross with weight loss over 6 months despite normal appetite, no vomiting or diarrhea. Found this renal cyst on ultrasound. Blood work from earlier in the fall did not show azotemia, repeating today and a UA is also pending. Wondering if you might recommend draining it and if so, any specific…

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