Pectus excavatum in a cat: a case report

https://doi.org/10.17221/285/2015-VETMEDCitation:Yaygingul R., Kibar B., Suner I., Belge A. (2016): Pectus excavatum in a cat: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 61: 409-411.
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This case report aims to clinically and radiologically describe a case of feline pectus excavatum and to evaluate the treatment results. An 8-month-old female cat weighing 3.2 kg was presented to the Surgery Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Adnan Menderes University with respiratory distress. Following radiographic and clinical examinations, the condition was diagnosed as pectus excavatum. Surgical correction was performed using a U-shaped external splint. Post-operative thoracic radiography showed that the concavity of the sternum was reduced. The splint was removed five weeks post-surgery. Two months after surgery, the cat was clinically normal.
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