Thoracic imaging: What is your diagnosis? (Proceedings)

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Cases will be presented in a "what is your diagnosis" format. The audience will be asked to participate in the presentation so that it will be a discussion rather than a monolog.

Cases will be presented in a "what is your diagnosis" format.

The audience will be asked to participate in the presentation so that it will be a discussion rather than a monolog.

Question to Dr. Rendano-

"What is on the test?"

Dr. Rendano's answer:

"I always ask the same questions; I always show the same radiographs; I just change the answers based on the history!"

     • CASE 1: Mature dog presents because of dyspnea.

     • CASE 2: Mature cat presents because of dyspnea.

     • CASE 3: Young dog presents because of dyspnea.

     • CASE 4: Young cat presents because of dyspnea.

     • CASE 5: Mature dog presents because of anorexia and "vomiting".

     • CASE 6: Mature cat presents because of anorexia and "vomiting".

     • CASE 7: Mature dog presents because of lameness.

Definitions:

dysp•ne•a n.

          o Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath. Also called air hunger.

          o [Latin dyspnoea, from Greek duspnoia : dus-, dys- + pnoiā, -pnoia, breathing; see pneu- in Indo-European roots.]

          o dysp·neic (-nē īk) adj.

an•o•rex•i•a n.

          o Loss of appetite, especially as a result of disease

vomiting

          o Etymology: Latin, vomere, to vomit

          o vomiting /vom•it•ing/ (-ing) forcible ejection of contents of stomach through the mouth.

          o cyclic vomiting recurring attacks of vomiting.

          o dry vomiting attempts at vomiting, with the ejection of nothing but gas.

          o pernicious vomiting vomiting in pregnancy so severe as to threaten life.

          o vomiting of pregnancy that occurring in pregnancy, especially early morning vomiting (morning sickness).

          o projectile vomiting vomiting with the material ejected with great force.

          o stercoraceous vomiting vomiting of fecal matter.

lameness n.

          o adj. lam•er, lam·est

          o Disabled so that movement, especially walking, is difficult or impossible.

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