Imaging Diagnosis—Computed Tomography Of Traction Bronchiectasis Secondary To Pulmonary Fibrosis In A Patterdale Terrier

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Fitzgerald E, Priestnall SL, Lamb CR.

Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 2017;58:E42-E44.

An 8-year-old, Patterdale terrier was referred for evaluation of tachypnoea, exercise intolerance, and weight loss. Computed tomographic images showed pneumomediastinum, diffuse pulmonary ground glass opacity, and marked dilatation of peripheral bronchi, but no evidence of thickened bronchial walls. The histopathologic diagnosis was diffuse pulmonary interstitial fibrosis, type II pneumocyte hyperplasia, and bronchiectasis. The lack of evidence of primary bronchitis supported a diagnosis of traction bronchiectasis. Traction bronchiectasis can occur as a sequela to pulmonary fibrosis in dogs.