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Radiographic, computed tomographic and histopathological characteristics of multilobar congenital pulmonary emphysema in a puppy
  1. Sarah Bouyssou1,
  2. Inigo Sanz2,
  3. Francesco Marchesi3 and
  4. Caroline Eivers1
  1. 1Diagnostic Imaging, University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine, Glasgow, UK
  2. 2Cardiology, University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine, Glasgow, UK
  3. 3Anatomic pathology, University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sarah Bouyssou; sbouyssou.enva71{at}gmail.com

Abstract

A 10-week-old male entire Labrador retriever was presented for evaluation of acute-onset coughing and respiratory distress. Radiographic and CT examination of the thorax revealed the presence of multifocal and numerous gas-filled cystic lesions throughout the lung field and a mild pneumothorax. Gross pathological and histopathological findings were consistent with congenital lobar emphysema due to bronchial cartilage dysplasia/hypoplasia and possible congenital bronchiectasis. This is the first report describing combined radiographic and CT characteristics of a rare case of multilobar congenital pulmonary emphysema in a puppy.

  • radiology
  • dogs
  • emphysema
  • congenital
  • pulmonary/thoracic medicine
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  • Contributors All authors have contributed to the elaboration of this article as well as to its scientific contribution to the veterinary field.

  • 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.

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  • Data availability statement All data relevant to the study are included in the article.

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