IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—TRACHEOBRONCHIAL ZYGOMYCOSIS IN A CAT
Article first published online: 4 NOV 2010
© 2010 Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 51, Issue 6, pages 617–620, November/December 2010
How to Cite
SNYDER, K. D., SPAULDING, K. and EDWARDS, J. (2010), IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—TRACHEOBRONCHIAL ZYGOMYCOSIS IN A CAT. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 51: 617–620. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2010.01720.x
- Issue published online: 4 NOV 2010
- Article first published online: 4 NOV 2010
- Received June 14, 2009; accepted for publication May 17, 2010.
- fungal granuloma;
- tracheobronchial disease;
Tracheobronchial zygomycosis is described in a cat with acute dyspnea. Zygomycetes are an uncommon opportunistic group of pathogens, and few examples have been described in feline patients. Radiographic, ultrasonographic, and computed tomography imaging allowed identification of tracheobronchial masses, with intraluminal and peribronchial involvement. Surgical removal was impossible and antifungal chemotherapy was ineffective. Feline zygomycosis is a serious condition that should be considered when tracheobronchial masses are identified.