Congenital lobar emphysema and tension pneumothorax in a dog.

@article{Gopalakrishnan2007CongenitalLE,
  title={Congenital lobar emphysema and tension pneumothorax in a dog.},
  author={Gopakumar Gopalakrishnan and Gregory V. W. Stevenson},
  journal={Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          322-5
        }
}
Congenital lobar emphysema (CLE) and tension pneumothorax (TPT) are rarely reported in dogs. A case of CLE of the right middle lung lobe predisposing to air trapping, alveolar hyperinflation, and pleural rupture resulting in fatal spontaneous TPT in a 6-month-old mixed breed dog is described. The unique alteration of "bloat line" was observed in this case in addition to compressive atelectasis of all other lung lobes and lack of negative pressure within the thoracic cavity, signifying markedly… CONTINUE READING