Exudative pleural diseases in small animals

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Exudative pleural diseases are a common cause of respiratory distress and systemic illness in dogs and cats. This article addresses the pathophysiology, development, and classification of exudative pleural effusions. The most current diagnostic strategies, causes, imaging findings, and medical or surgical treatment options for select diseases are reviewed in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-180
Number of pages20
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014


  • Bilothorax
  • Chylothorax
  • Hemothorax
  • Pyothorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals


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