Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Radiology: upper airways

Contributor(s): Laura Garrett, Fraser J McConnell

Introduction

Overview
  • Radiography has limited value in assessment of dynamic disease of upper airways, eg laryngeal paralysis, and soft palate disorders unless fluoroscopy available.
  • In most cases additional investigations, eg bronchoscopy and tracheal wash Transtracheal wash will be required for diagnosis.

Radiographic considerations

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Indications

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Radiographic anatomy

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Interpretation

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Additional studies

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Carlisle C H, Biery D N & Thrall D E (1991) Tracheal and laryngeal tumors in the dog and cat - literature review and 13 additional patients. Vet Radiol 32 (5), 229-235 VetMedResource.
  • Dimski D S (1991) Tracheal obstruction caused by tree needles in a cat. JAVMA 199 (4), 477-478 PubMed.
  • Hendricks J S & O'Brien J A (1985) Tracheal collapse in two cats. JAVMA 187 (4), 418-419 PubMed.


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