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been adopted and spayed at a local shelter 1 week prior to evaluation. On physical examination, the cat was thin, had bilateral nasal discharge, and had a rectal temperature of 40.2°C (104.4°F; reference range, 38.1° to 39.2°C [100.6° to 102.6°F]). The

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. The only abnormality detected on presurgical hematologic evaluation was mild leukocytosis. Computed tomography revealed a lytic mass that was infiltrating the left maxilla but not the nasal cavity or the orbit. Thoracic radiographs were obtained

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by infiltration of the well-differentiated SCC. Squamous cell carcinoma is a common neoplasm in cats, originating mainly from the pinna, eyelids, and nasal planum and usually developing as a solitary or multiple proliferative or ulcerative mass. 1

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radiography revealed a mild pneumomediastinum. The cat was anesthetized, and pharyngoscopy was performed. Three large blades of grass were found in the nasopharynx. These were removed, and the nasal cavity was flushed with saline (0.9% NaCl) solution in a

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the ceiling. The vertically oriented x-ray beam is collimated dorsal to the nasal cavity and centered on the frontal bone. 4 The collimator light should cast a shadow of the protruding area of interest. Because of the care needed to achieve accurate

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through the cribriform plate into the CNS or hematogenously to the skin, kidneys, bone, or CNS. 1,5 A diagnosis of cryptococcosis is based on results of cytologic examination of affected tissues (eg, nasal discharge, fine-needle aspirate, or CSF

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History A 4-month-old female American Saddlebred was referred for increased respiratory effort, lethargy, inappetance, weight loss, and insufficient growth of 4 weeks' duration. Neither coughing nor nasal discharge had been observed. Clinical

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(body condition score, 2/9). An increase in respiratory sounds was detected during auscultation of the lungs in all lung fields, but no crackles were discerned. There was no ocular or nasal discharge observed. Results of FeLV and FIV tests were negative

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tract noise, but signs may also include choke, cough, nasal discharge, and breathing through the mouth. 1–3 Pharyngeal cysts are most commonly located in the subepiglottic region but may also occur in the dorsal aspect of the pharynx. 2 Soft palate

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was hospitalized, administered oxygen through a nasal cannula, and treated with acepromazine maleate (0.5 to 1.0 mg, IV, as needed) and butorphanol tartrate (0.5 mg, IV, once) for anxiety. Results of the cytologic evaluation were inconclusive but

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