Dyspnea caused by epiglottic retroversion in two dogs.

  title={Dyspnea caused by epiglottic retroversion in two dogs.},
  author={James A. Flanders and Margret S Thompson},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={235 11},
CASE DESCRIPTION An 8-year-old castrated male Boxer and a 10-year-old spayed female Yorkshire Terrier were evaluated because of dyspnea. In both dogs, the dyspnea persisted after elongated soft palate resection. CLINICAL FINDINGS Laryngoscopic examination revealed caudal displacement of the epiglottis into the rima glottidis in both dogs. Excessive mobility of the epiglottis during respiration with episodic obstruction of the rima glottidis by the epiglottis was observed during fluoroscopic… CONTINUE READING