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
  • 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 Radiol32, 1991.
  • Dimski D S (1991)Tracheal obstruction caused by tree needles in a cat. JAVMA199, 477.
  • Hendricks J S & O'Brien J A (1985)Tracheal collapse in two cats. JAVMA187, 418-419.


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