Tracheal rupture in a cat: diagnosis by computed tomography

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Bhandal J, Kuzma A.

Can Vet J 2008;49:595-597.

A cat was presented with a history of worsening generalized subcutaneous emphysema following dental prophylaxis. Tentative diagnosis of tracheal rupture was made. The location and extent of the tear was confirmed with the help of computed tomography. This is the 1st computed tomographic description of tracheal rupture in the veterinary literature.