- A 12-year-old MN Cocker Spaniel mix with a host of issues presented for PTS.
- The dog has persistent liver enzyme elevations and all other blood work was significantly ABNORMAL to put it mildly.
- He also had a great deal of problems with his heart, was beginning to have cluster seizures; the list goes on.
- The owners opted for humane euthanasia, thankfully.? Sad as it was, it was definitely time.
- After the euthanasia I took the opportunity and asked the doctor if I could take a peek with the ultrasound probe, she said absolutely and watched me scan.
- I was actually just trying to practice finding my k9 organs, bladder/urethra, then kidney, (still can’t find my adrenal glands), spleen, and then…hello!
Image 3 is gallbladder sludge obtained via U/S-guided FNA (Are there any benefits in sampling the fluid in the gallbladder?)
Again my interest in putting a needle in it was purely for practice reasons, so I wasn’t sure if an FNA of the GB fluid would help diagnose anything.? I think the norm is to make sure the mucocele is not causing a problem, perf or other, but is not normally sampled.
Is this a gallbladder mucocele? It appeared pretty big and rather sludgy.? I compared my images with images from the pathology keyword/clinical search engine and they seem mighty similar.? http://www.sonopath.com/backroom/Secure/Search/StudyDetails.aspx?SID=406
Thanks in advance from all the pros out there!
Never pass up the opportunity to practice your scanning!? 🙂