Imaging Diagnosis—The Computed Tomography Features Of A Pleuroperitoneal Hernia In A Cat

Rose AM, Ryan SD, Johnstone T, et al.

Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 2017;58:E55-E59.

An 8-year-old female neutered domestic short hair cat presented for investigation of poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. Thoracic radiographs identified a soft tissue opacity in the caudoventral thorax adjacent to the diaphragm. Computed tomography (CT) then characterized a pleuroperitoneal hernia with cranial displacement of a portion of the liver within the hernia. A pleuroperitoneal hernia was confirmed and repaired via exploratory laparotomy. This is the first description of the CT features of a pleuroperitoneal hernia in a cat.