Tracheal laceration in a 3 year old Saluki
A 3 year old intact male Saluki was presented for a computed tomography scan to evaluate for the cause of a pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and subcutaneous emphysema noted on radiographs taken by the referring veterinarian. The patient, who lives with many other Salukis, had no other history of known trauma and was fed a raw diet with an instance of consuming the bones of a chicken wing the day of his clinical signs. Computed tomography revealed severe pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, pneumoretroperitoneum, and severe subcutaneous emphysema. Tracheoscopy yielded an approximately 3 cm laceration of the lateral wall of the proximal trachea and no abnormalities on bronchoscopy and esphagoscopy. The laceration was surgically repaired without incident and the patient was discharged six days later and was doing well at the time of publication of this manuscript.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2011
Dogs -- Wounds and injuries -- Case studies; Dogs -- Diseases -- Diagnosis -- Case studies