Ultrasonographic diagnosis: Cranial vena cava thrombosis in a cow

Citation
Acd. Bueno et al., Ultrasonographic diagnosis: Cranial vena cava thrombosis in a cow, VET RAD ULT, 41(6), 2000, pp. 551-553
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Veterinary Medicine/Animal Health
Journal title
VETERINARY RADIOLOGY & ULTRASOUND
ISSN journal
1058-8183 → ACNP
Volume
41
Issue
6
Year of publication
2000
Pages
551 - 553
Database
ISI
SICI code
1058-8183(200011/12)41:6<551:UDCVCT>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
A 5-year-old Hereford cow was donated to Oregon State University, College o f Veterinary Medicine, Two weeks before presentation the cow was treated by a left flank laparotomy to correct a uterine torsion that revealed an exce ssive amount of abdominal fluid and a full term dead fetus. Ultrasonographi c evaluation of the right cranioventral thoracic cavity was performed owing to physical examination (muffled heart sounds, areas of silence) and thora cocentesis findings suggestive of pleuritis, Ultrasonography revealed hypoe choic pleural effusion and a mass of mixed echogenicity visible within the right atrial lumen extending into the cranial vena cava, A diagnosis of cra nial vena cava thrombosis was demonstrated at necropsy, The clinical, ultra sonographic, and pathological features of this less common condition (crani al vena cava thrombosis) in cattle are discussed.