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Case summary: A 13-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat presented with pleural effusion and suspected triaditis. Intake vitals and leukocytosis were consistent with a diagnosis of systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Biochemical analysis confirmed a pleural fluid-to-serum bile ratio...

Author(s)
VanDeventer, G. M.; Cuq, B. Y.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, 2019, 5, 1, pp 6-2055116919830206
Abstract

Cases involving pleural and peritoneal effusions occur relatively frequently in clinical practice. Determining the underlying etiology in these cases relies mainly on fluid analysis. The technique used for obtaining the pleural or peritoneal fluid can impact greatly the results of the analysis....

Author(s)
Athanasiou, L. V.; Spyropoulou, M.; Meichner, K.
Publisher
Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society, Athens, Greece
Citation
Journal of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society, 2019, 70, 3, pp 1589-1602
Abstract

Objective: To review the current literature in reference to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of pyothorax in dogs and cats. Etiology: Pyothorax, also known as thoracic empyema, is characterized by the accumulation of septic purulent fluid within the pleural space. While the actual...

Author(s)
Stillion, J. R.; Letendre, J. A.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2015, 25, 1, pp 113-129
Abstract

CASE REPORT: Pulmonary lymphomatoid granulomatosis (PLG) is a very rare disease of dogs and humans and only one feline case has been reported. PLG has not previously been associated with pyothorax. A 7-year-old female neutered British Short Hair cat was presented for further investigation and...

Author(s)
Giuliano, A.; Cloup, E.; Sanchini, L.; O'Cathasaigh, M.; Constantino-Casas, F.; Watson, P.; Heritage, M.
Publisher
Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association, St. Leonards, Australia
Citation
Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 2019, 49, 1, pp 16-19
Abstract

Pyothorax, or thoracic empyema, is an infection of the pleural space, characterized by the accumulation of purulent exudate. It is a life-threatening emergency in dogs as well as in cats, with a guarded prognosis. Dyspnea and/or tachypnea, anorexia and lethargy are the most typical clinical signs....

Author(s)
Gorris, F.; Faut, S.; Daminet, S.; Rooster, H. de; Saunders, J. H.; Paepe, D.
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ghent, Merelbeke, Belgium
Citation
Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift, 2017, 86, 3, pp 183-197
Abstract

Objective: To describe a unique cause of septic pericarditis in a cat and detail the successful case management strategy. Case summary: A 6-year-old sexually intact female Ragdoll cat was evaluated for a 7-day history of progressive lethargy, anorexia, and vaginal discharge. Thoracic radiographs...

Author(s)
Majoy, S. B.; Sharp, C. R.; Dickinson, A. E.; Cunningham, S. M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2013, 23, 1, pp 68-76
Abstract

In general, the diagnosis of empyema in dogs and cats is easy to establish, but requires a rigorous approach. The diagnosis of pleural effusion and suspected pyothorax is achieved by a combination of the medical history, clinical signs and medical imaging tests, such as radiography or...

Author(s)
Fauchon, É.
Publisher
Newsmed, Paris, France
Citation
Point Vétérinaire, 2016, 47, 367 (Part 1), pp 28-32
Abstract

A 4-year-old Ragdoll cat presented for dyspnea secondary to chylous pleural effusion to the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Physical examination, complete blood count, serum chemistries, urinalysis, thoracic radiographs, abdominal radiographs, and thoracic fluid cytology and ...

Author(s)
Thomason, J. D.; Radlinsky, M. G.; Rapoport, G.; Howerth, E. W.; Acevedo, K. F.; Fallaw, T. L.; Calvert, C. A.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2012, 14, 4, pp 276-279
Abstract

In healthy conditions, there is a small volume of sterile fluid inside the abdomen, pericardial and pleural spaces that is not retrievable in dogs and cats and which allows the sliding of viscera. Fluid accumulation in one or more of these sites is a common occurrence in small animal practice....

Author(s)
Bacic, A.
Publisher
Editora Guará, São Paulo, Brazil
Citation
Clínica Veterinária, 2011, 16, 93, pp 94-100
Abstract

A limited ultrasound examination to demonstrate pleural, pericardial fluid or abdominal fluid can allow the clinician to perform a diagnostic or therapeutic pleurocentesis in unstable patients. The unstable patient must, however, be stabilised (using intravenous fluids and oxygen supplementation,...

Author(s)
Holloway, A.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Nursing Journal, 2012, 27, 4, pp 128-131

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