Abdominal radiology for the small animal practitioner , by Judith A. Hudson

By Judith A. Hudson

Symptoms for radiography... strategies for larger radiographs... basic anatomy... irregular opacities... roentgen symptoms of stomach masses... lay-flat binding for useful use within the health center.

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The presence of pulmonary nodules indicates pulmonary metastasis (white arrows). The medial iliac lymph nodes are enlarged and proliferative bone is along the ventral aspect of the spine. LK:left kidney; MI:medial iliac lymph nodes. A. Lateral survey radiograph. =bladder or prostate. B. Cystography identified the urinary bladder, which is normal. RK:right kidney; B:bladder; P: prostate. The urinary catheter is seen as a lucent band at the tip of the black arrow. com 57 ✓ The uterus is located in the caudoventral abdomen.

Lateral view. B. Ventrodorsal view. com 45 Figure 4-5 Lateral view of the abdomen of the dog in Figure 4-1. Barium was put in the stomach to confirm that the mass was an enlarged stomach. Arrows indicate the caudal margins of the stomach. UB:urinary bladder. Renal Masses Roentgen Signs ✓ The kidneys are firmly fastened in the dorsal retroperitoneal space. Renal masses stay dorsal! It may not be obvious that large masses originated dorsally unless both views are evaluated (Figure 4-6). ✓ Most other retroperitoneal masses permit visualization of the kidneys; adrenal gland masses may be an exception.

This kind of hernia may be an incidental finding or it may cause clinical signs. com A C B Figure 3-11 A. Lateral view of the thorax of a mixed-breed dog with a sliding hiatal hernia. Black arrows indicate a fluid opacity seen in the caudo-dorsal lung field on survey radiography of the thorax. B. When the dog was positioned for a ventrodorsal radiograph, the opacity disappeared. C. An esophagram performed during fluoroscopy confirmed that the opacity was the stomach sliding in and out of the esophagus.

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