What's going on in the XRAY: ADVANCED

JordanAng420

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I know there are a lot of fellow veterinary students/technicians/doctors that frequent these forums, so I thought i'd throw this out there, since this case has kinda been on my mind all day and so far all night.

1.5 y/o male intact domestic shorthair feline, presents for straining to urinate.We surgically unblock his urethra, hospitalize him at our facility against medical advice, (we are not a 24 hour facility) but that's what the owner wishes due to financial constraints. I come in to work this morning and here's what i'm seeing....



What happened? First guesser gets...um....to name one of my hatchlings from this season. :D
 
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scm133

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I am use to human X-rays. But my guess.. there is a lot of air/gas in the intestinal tract.
 

JordanAng420

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That is true...

What else?

Think about organ density on an XRAY...and what fluid looks like on an XRAY...thats the only hint I will give!
 

geckogirl3

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my dad thinks it is ileus, but he is a human doctor
my mom said it was a balloon because cats are that dumb, and she is also a doctor......
 

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my dad thinks it is ileus, but he is a human doctor
my mom said it was a balloon because cats are that dumb, and she is also a doctor......
Ya calling cats dumb? No they're not! I taught my cat sit on command in less than 5 minutes!:main_thumbsup:
 

Enigmatic_Reptiles

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Looks like a rupture post jejunum but there is a serious amount of pressure being put on the diaphragm. Are you going to run a barium series on it? Did someone perform a cystocentesis on him? We had a cat come in from another hospital and they didn't release pressure prior to pulling the syringe out and they caused the bladder to rupture. Either way that cat needs some lovin.
 

snared99

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My guess is peritionitis because of a ruptured bladder. Did the cat reblock during the night and rupture?? You can see gas in the stomach and interstines, but no obvious foreign body. And crystals or casts in the urinalysis??
 
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