20110510 DX CHEST STUDY
Publication Date: 2012-05-09
|Patient's Birth Date||20110306|
|Body Part Examined||CHEST|
When the kitten was 6 days old, the owner noted increased respiratory effort and rate. According to the owner, chest x-rays, blood glucose, blood electrolytes were performed which were unremarkable. She has not had any respiratory difficulty since that time. Owner noted that the patient was smaller than the rest of the litter, slow to gain weight and not nursing as frequently. She started bottle feeding the kitten at 4 weeks of age. This is when she first noticed a depression in the kitten's chest.
The d/v projection is mismarked with the right side designated as left. The sternum is concave in appearance, and deviates dorsally toward the spine. This has resulted in deviation of the heart to the left hemithorax. The seventh and eight sternal segments are not visible. The cardiac silhouette appears enlarged, and the vasculature is prominent.