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Emergency diagnosis and treatment of congenital lobar emphysema in a puppy
  1. Naomi F Earley1,
  2. Michael E Herrtage2 and
  3. Jon L Hall1
  1. 1 University of Edinburgh Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, UK
  2. 2 Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Naomi F Earley; Naomi.Earley{at}


Congenital lobar emphysema is a rare condition in dogs. A three-month-old pug presented with acute dyspnoea and radiographic findings diagnosed congenital lobar emphysema. Due to the patient’s rapidly deteriorating ventilation, an emergency right middle lung lobectomy was performed and recovery was uneventful. This case report describes the importance of making a prompt and accurate diagnosis of this condition, based on radiographic findings, to facilitate immediate treatment.

  • radiology
  • surgery
  • anaesthesia
  • diagnostic imaging
  • lung disease
  • pathology
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  • Contributors NFE drafted and finalised the manuscript. MEH made the imaging diagnosis for the case and checked the manuscript as a coauthor. JLH was the primary surgeon and checked the manuscript as a coauthor. All authors read, edited and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data statement The data for this case is not available for third parties according to the General Data Protection Regulations under UK law.

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