IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—INTRAPERICARDIAL RIGHT AURICLE ANEURYSM IN A DOG
Article first published online: 24 MAY 2010
© 2010 Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 51, Issue 5, pages 512–515, September/October 2010
How to Cite
BARON TOALDO, M., DIANA, A., MORINI, M. and CIPONE, M. (2010), IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—INTRAPERICARDIAL RIGHT AURICLE ANEURYSM IN A DOG. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 51: 512–515. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2010.01706.x
- Issue published online: 2 SEP 2010
- Article first published online: 24 MAY 2010
- Received March 16, 2010; accepted for publication March 18, 2010.
- congenital cardiac disease;
- diagnostic imaging
An 11-year-old, male, Pekinese was examined because of a sporadic, nonresponsive, nonproductive cough. Radiographically there was cardiomegaly and a soft tissue mass in the cranial mediastinum. Echocardiographically, chronic degenerative valvular disease was diagnosed. Furthermore, a large anechoic structure located cranial to the right atrium was detected. Computed tomography was performed to define the mediastinal mass and a right auricle aneurysm was diagnosed. The dog died suddenly 1 day after the diagnostic imaging procedures. At necropsy, a right auricular aneurysm without discontinuity of the pericardial sac was confirmed. Intrapericardial right auricular aneurysm should be included in the differential diagnoses of cranial mediastinal masses.