An overview of Chylothorax in dogs: A clinical study
Vishnurahav RB, Ajithkumar S, Usha Narayana Pillai and N Madhavan Unny
The present study was carried out in three dogs presented to the University Veterinary Hospital and Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, Mannuthy, Thrissur during the year of 2019. Chylothorax is an accumulation of chylous fluid in the thoracic cavity. The dogs presented with the history of respiratory distress and anorexia were subjected to detailed clinical examination and diagnostic procedures which included radiography, ultrasonography and laboratory tests. Emergency thoracocentesis was done in all the three animals to relieve the respiratory distress as a therapeutic and diagnostic procedure. The effusions collected were milky white in colour and it was subjected to laboratory examination. Cholesterol and triglyceride levels were measured in both thoracic effusion and serum. Higher level of triglycerides were observed in the thoracic effusion. Echocardiography was done to find out the functions of the heart. With all the above-mentioned studies, three cases were diagnosed as idiopathic chylothorax. All the three cases treated successfully with rutin, diuretics and mind-calming supplements to lead a quality life.
How to cite this article:
Vishnurahav RB, Ajithkumar S, Usha Narayana Pillai and N Madhavan Unny. An overview of Chylothorax in dogs: A clinical study. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(7S): 549-551.