Diaphragmatic deformity in a cat mimicking a cardiac mass

  • Choi, Ran (School of Veterinary Medicine, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Lee, Seung-Gon (School of Veterinary Medicine, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Moon, Hyeong-Sun (School of Veterinary Medicine, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Hyun, Changbaig (School of Veterinary Medicine, Kangwon National University)
  • Accepted : 2008.04.03
  • Published : 2008.08.01


A four-month-old intact femlae Abyssinian cat was present for routine health evaluation, because her littermate was recently died of ventricular septal defect. Diagnostic imaging studies showed a large caudal paracardiac mass in thoracic radiography and homogenous mass adjacent to heart in the echocardiography. Further echographic study revealed that the mass was liver and the diaphragmatic line was intact. The positive contrast celiogram revealed that no extravasation of the contrast media across the diaphragm and the prolapse of diaphragm into the pleural cavity. Based on our diagnostic imaging studies, the case was diagnosed as diaphragmatic deformity in a cat mimicking a cardiac mass.


Supported by : Korean Research Foundation


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