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- 6-year-old, female spayed, domestic short-haired cat
- Acute dyspnea, no history of trauma
Evaluate the three-view thoracic radiographs in the above carousel. Radiographic images Courtesy of Dr. Fernando Cavaletti.
What's Your Diagnosis?
- Oval, thin-walled, gas filled structure at the level of the mid portion of the intrathoracic portion of the trachea.
- Dx: Tracheal avulsion and diverticulum. Rare disease, likely result of a cervical or thoracic blunt trauma. The focal avulsion with the presence of an intact tracheal adventitia creates the diverticulum. May have delayed clinical signs.