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2 responses to “Haemorrhagic pleural effusion”
The mass effect by the
The mass effect by the heart base looks like it has possible air entrapment in it. The primary differentials for a geriatric dog with hemorrhagic pleural effusion are neoplasia and lung lobe torsion, with neoplasia the primary rule out.
Cytospin / cytology of the sample of pleural effusion would be suggested. I would also recommend checking the spleen for evidence of neoplasia.
A coag panel would also be recommended just in case its a coagulopathy.
The radiographs indicate pleural effusion, obscured cardiac silhouette and possible pulmonary pathology.
The dorsocaudal soft tissue
The dorsocaudal soft tissue opacity on xrays was interesting, no DV unfortunately.
I suggested fluid cytology but the dog was PTS due to suspected neoplasia.
Clotting was normal.
I am just hoping to learn from these cases.